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We are happy that there has been a legislative agreement in the EU which opens the door for swift EU ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty. The agreement means that cross-border exchange of copyrighted books will be legal without the permission of rightsholders for non-profit uses to serve blind and visually-impaired persons.
The Polish Association of the Blind (PAB) has become a leader in a project that monitors administration units in the Masovian Voivodeship (region) in terms of their alignment with the provisions of the UNCRPD.
The European accessibility act pursues a horizontal approach that comprises a wide range of products and services in different sectors and seeks to bridge gaps in other legislative acts, and which would fill the term accessibility with life and concrete meaning.