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Books being made more accessible for people who are visually impaired

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There are 350,000 people in Australia who are visually impaired, yet only 5% of books have been made accessible for visually impaired people through braille, large print or audio. This is largely because of copyright protections that make it difficult for books to be made accessible for people with visual impairments. 

To address this, the international community has created the Marrakesh Treaty, which aims to make books more accessible. Australia is one of the countries that have signed the treaty. Reporter Alice Rennison investigates the treaty and its significance for the visually impaired.

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