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ALA opposes e-book accessibility waiver petition

ALA and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) renewed their opposition to a petition filed by the Coalition of E-book Manufacturers seeking a waiver from complying with disability legislation and regulation (specifically Sections 716 and 717 of the Communications Act as Enacted by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010). Amazon, Kobo, and Sony are the members ... Read More »

Who Knew? Print disabled people read!!

ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) submitted comments to the FCC in response to a petition from the E-reader Coalition Petition of Class Waiver of Commission’s rules for Access to Advanced Communications and Services (ACS) for People with Disabilities. The E-reader Coalition–Amazon, Sony and Kobo– assert that their e-readers were manufactured for the sole purpose of reading text, therefore ... Read More »

A Baby Step Taken, Authors Guild and AAP Agree that the Print-Disabled Have a Right to Read

Last week, I attended a training workshop for representatives of developing nations on copyright and the reading impaired. The weeklong workshop, sponsored by the U.S. Copyright Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), included discussions related to the proposed WIPO treaty for a copyright exception for the reading impaired, presentations from Copyright Office staff on the Chafee amendment — ... Read More »