[Athen] Repost: Access to materials by blind and disabled patrons
gdietrich at htctu.net
Wed Oct 14 10:50:20 PDT 2009
(Please forgive cross posts.)
>From the US Copyright office:
The Copyright Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office seek
comment on possible solutions to enhance the accessibility of copyrighted
works for the benefit of the blind or other persons with disabilities.
Comments are specifically sought on the objectives and potential impact on
existing U.S. law of a draft treaty prepared under the auspices of the World
Blind Union and proposed formally at the May 2009 session of the World
Intellectual Property Organization's Standing Committee on Copyright and
Related Rights. Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the
topics outlined in the supplementary information section of the Federal
Register notice. Initial comments are due on or before November 13, 2009.
Reply comments are due on or before December 4, 2009.
For further information, go to the Copyright Office website at
www.copyright.gov, click on "Federal Register notices," then "Copyright
Office Notice of Inquiry and Request for Comments on the Topic of
Facilitating Access to Copyrighted Works for the Blind or Other Persons With
Disabilities; Notice of inquiry and request for comments, 74 FR52507 October
13, 2009, Version: PDF
Library Technical Assistant
California School for the Blind
500 Walnut Ave.
Fremont, CA 94536
ehart at csb-cde.ca.gov
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