Panorama Logo

On Air

Books being made more accessible for people who are visually impaired

Braille_closeup.jpg

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.

Contributors

Contributor: 
Contributor title: 
Producer

More by Panorama

12423832-4x3-xlarge

Chronic disadvantage found among social housing tenants

The first report of longitudinal study Maximising Impact has highlighted the chronic, often lifelong disadvantage experienced by social housing tenants, revealing complex […]

sidebar_cal_thumb

Beyond the headline: Youth workers respond to Mary’s Group

Mary’s Group owners defended comments made in their podcast The Fat, calling some youth hospitality workers “self-entitled, little f-s”. Their discussion was […]

News Talk_Pano Presents - TEMPLATE (1)

News Talks #17: Casual employment leaves uni staff vulnerable to wage theft

Reporters Laura Green and Holly Mark spoke with Annette Herrera from the University of Melbourne – a co-convener of the University’s Casuals […]