Recalled for her buoyant personality, Robin Seaman has been praised since her unexpected death in January as a trailblazer in facilitating books’ accessibility for those with reading barriers.
More than half-a-million accessible texts from the United States have immediately become available to visually impaired people in the 78 nations adherent to the Marrakesh Treaty.
Remaining ‘committed to keeping this important topic on the publishing agenda,’ the trade show and publishers’ organization will stage a third inclusivity conference on November 27.
Frankfurt Book Fair and Technische Universität Darmstadt have teamed up on accessibility studies, and France’s ‘Literary Season for All’ is bigger than ever, in its sixth year.
The United States is ready for implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty, pending a presidential signature. Meanwhile, Bologna gets an award and Knights Of gets a new book series
For an impressive sixth time, the annotation technologies company Hypothes.is has received a grant from the Mellon Foundation. And the US Senate has approved the Marrakesh Treaty, Its next stop: the House of Representatives.
Telling US Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee that the alternative is discrimination against readers with disabilities, Allan Adler conveys to the the Hill the Association of American Publishers’ readiness to support ratification and implementation of The Marrakesh Treaty.
Still requiring passage and the president’s signature to pass into US law, the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act now has been introduced with a level of bipartisan support rare in this age of political rancor.
Sixty-five French publishers are releasing accessible editions their ‘rentrée littéraire’ titles. English PEN’s ‘Translates’ awards include translator-led books.
The Ara program from the Kalimat Foundation in the United Arab Emirates is working to make reading accessible to sight-impaired children in the Gulf region.
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