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The European Commission takes positive steps to make books more accessible

Along with the European Disability Forum and other DPOs, Autism-Europe (AE) welcomes the European Commission’s proposal to implement the Marrakesh Treaty into EU law. 

It now has to be discussed by the European Parliament and the Council. If there is an agreement, the EU will ratify the Marrakesh Treaty facilitating access to published works for persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled, including persons with autism. 

Autism-Europe calls on the EU to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty without further delay and end the book famine for millions of persons with disabilities who are denied access to published works against their rights enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) that the EU has ratified.