Australia opposes treaty to enhance access of blind people to copyright material

[ Reposted from EFA site ] Cory Doctorow is reporting that Australia is part of a group of countries that are opposing a treaty that would ensure that people with a print disability have greater access to published copyright material. The draft treaty (MS Doc; Google cache here) includes several important clauses, including: an exception[…]

Article Digital copyright and disability discrimination

copyright, anti-circumvention, accessibility, disability, print disability In Australia, blind people are able to access texts in braille and books ontape, but the demand for these media is decreasing. Blind people today areincreasingly reliant on texts in electronic form, and these are much lessreadily available in Australia. Electronic texts are more portable and lesscumbersome than large[…]