BLENNZ: Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ

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The Marrakesh Treaty

December 1, 2015 by blennzict | 0 comments

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment are seeking feedback about the Marrakesh Treaty before Friday 26th February 2016, at 5pm.

“The Marrakesh Treaty is an international treaty that aims to increase access to published works for people with a print disability. Its formal name is the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled.

This Treaty provides for copyright exceptions within national laws to improve visually-impaired people’s access to copyright works in accessible formats (such as braille, audio or large print books).”

This is really exciting and it will be wonderful for BLENNZ students if the Marrakesh Treaty is ratified by New Zealand.

Information about how to make a submission is available at the Have Your Say: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment webpage.

New director of the Office for Disability Issues (ODI), Megan McCoy

November 20, 2014 by blennzict | 0 comments

Tanya Black, Associate Producer, and head of content for Attitude Pictures, recently traveled to Wellington to meet the new director of the Office for Disability Issues (ODI), Megan McCoy. A short documentary was filmed to find out about the ODI and the Disability Action Plan 2014-2018.

 

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