EIFL is delighted to announce that our popular library guide to the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities is now available in Arabic, bringing to seven the total number of languages for the guide.
The Marrakesh Treaty, which entered into force in September 2016 with respect to those countries that have ratified the treaty, gives organizations like libraries the right to reproduce printed works in accessible formats like braille and audio, and to exchange these works across national borders. EIFL has been a strong advocate for ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty and its implementation into national law.
‘The Marrakesh Treaty: an EIFL Guide for Libraries’ is a key resource for librarians supporting ratification and national implementation of the Treaty. The guide provides a straightforward introduction to the Treaty and its key provisions, and concrete recommendations for implementation in order to maximize accessible reading materials available through libraries.
EIFL offers its special thanks for the Arabic version to Sherine Aly, Translation Specialist, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Centre For Arabic Speaking Libraries and Information Institutions at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and George Nader, Bibliotheca Alexandrina Library Sector Graphic Designer.
We hope it will be a useful resource for librarians, the blind and visually impaired community and policy-makers in the Arab-speaking world.
Read about EIFL’s work advocating for the Marrakesh Treaty.