Accoding to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, every person in this world has the right to access information, no matter the race, sex, colour, language, religion or other distinction.
Seeking to solve the barriers faced by blind and visually impaired people in accessing documents and reading content, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and a group of partners launched in 2014 Accessible Books Consortium (ABC).
ABC’s objective is to increase the number of books in accessible formats:
<<ABC promotes the production of “born accessible” publications that are fully accessible to all readers – our vision is for the same product to be usable by everybody.>>
ABC provides as well trainings and technical help, making easier the educational processes for print disabled students.
IFLA – International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions is one of Consortium’s members together with several libraries and organizations that work closely with libraries.