The Marrakesh Treaty and Creating a Marketplace for Accessible Books

Handouts

Scheduled at 9:15am in Colorado G-H on Friday, November 18.

#36358

Speaker(s)

  • Auston Stamm

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

I will provide an overview of the Marrakesh Treaty and the state of accessible books internationally. I will explore the strengths and weaknesses of the marketplace for digitally accessible books. I will foster a dialogue with the attendees about different strategies for promoting accessible books for classes. These strategies could include IET policy decisions and higher education institutions purchasing books as part of tuition.

Abstract

This presentation will highlight the state of accessible books internationally and the impact of the Marrakesh Treaty. A short summary of how copyright law varies in different countries and how that can affect the ability to reproduce a book in an accessible format will be provided. I will examine the Marrakesh Treaty's impact on the accessible book marketplace. The Marrakesh Treaty led to non-profit organizations, educational and government institutions remediating published works to make them accessible. Now new legislation and EIT policies can lead to publishers producing more of their books in an accessible format. I will encourage attendees to discuss their own ideas for IET policy and strategies for promoting accessible books. Stamm, A., Hsu, YC. The Marrakesh Treaty’s Impact on the Accessibility and Reproduction of Published Works. TechTrends (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-021-00623-7

Keypoints

  1. Providing an overview of the state of accessible books internationally and the impact of the Marrakesh Treaty
  2. Examining the strengths and weaknesses of the current marketplace for accessible books
  3. An exploration of how new policies can be used to promote purchasing accessible textbooks

Disability Areas

Topic Areas

Accessible Course Design, Accessible Educational Materials, Uncategorized, Universal Design for Learning

Speaker Bio(s)

Auston Stamm

Handout(s)

The Marrakesh Treaty and Creating a Marketplace for Accessible Books