Europe ‘book famine’

The European Dyslexia Association reports that:
“On the evening of 15th February 2012, in the European Parliament’s plenary session, 21 M.E.P.s from across the political divide spoke to urge Commissioner Barnier to end the European Union’s opposition to a binding treaty at the World Intellectual Property Organisation, and help to end the “book famine” faced by blind, dyslexic and other print disabled people. At present over 95% of published books are not available in accessible formats for those visually impaired and print-disabled persons in Europe.”

The British Dyslexia Association is a member of the European Dyslexia Association.

© BDA New Technologies Committee. February 2012.
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