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== Format ==  
== Format ==  
Deadline 30. April 2015
Deadline 30. April 2015
== Further reading ==  
== Further reading ==
<li>RoboBraille is an e-mail and web-based service capable of automatically transforming documents into a variety of alternative formats for the visually and reading impaired.<br />
<li>Biblus - digital library
<li>Biblus launched in Romania - a report from Romania’s TV<br />
<li>Christensen, L. and Stevns, T. (2012). Bibles - A Digital Library to Support Integration of Visually Impaired in Mainstream Education.<br />
== People ==  
== People ==  

Revision as of 14:36, 28 May 2015

Day 2: 5th June 2015 | 14:30 - 16:00 | room: Sofia III

Session teaser

This session follows the session on 'How to facilitate equal access for all’ and looks more closely at practical steps to realise access for all.

Session description

This session follows the session on 'How to facilitate equal access for all’ and looks more closely at practical steps to realise access for all. The panellist will present different examples on how equal access can be facilitated through international treaties, local implementation agents and existing infrastructures. The session will look at the Marrakesh Treaty and the possibilities the Treaty offers for "print disabilities". It will highlight the way libraries work with visually impaired as well as disadvantaged people and rural communities in order to provide access to information and development to them. Furthermore the session will look at the work ISOC is facilitating to provide internet access in rural areas as well as providing examples on how access furthers people’s development.

The session will give participants, remote and on-sight, to gain an insight into current developments to realise equal access for all and actively participate in furthering these initiatives.


access, assistive technologies, accessibility, Braille, copyright, print disabilities, books famine


Deadline 30. April 2015

Further reading


  • Focal Point: Julia Brungs (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions – IFLA) and Jorge Fernandes (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia of Ministry of Education & Science / Department of Information Society / Access Unit)
  • Org team: FCT, IFLA and ISOC
  • Key participants|Panelists: Rafael Ferraz Vazquez - WIPO, Copyright Law Division (To speak about Marrakesh Treaty); Christiane de Castell - IFLA; Kasimir Simonski - Executive Agency Electronic Communication Networks and Information Systems of Bulgaria; Sébastien Bachollet - ISOC [the French IGF outcomes (in relation to the WS topic)].
  • Moderator: Plamena Popova - IFLA.
  • Reporter: Jorge Fernandes - FCT.
  • Remote moderator: Cláudia Cardoso - FCT.

Conf. call schedule & minutes

Current discussion

See the discussion tab on the upper left side of this page

Mailing list

Contact: ws8@eurodig.org

Live stream / remote participation

Final report

Session twitter hashtag

Hashtag: #eurodigfuws8