IFRRO is a leading participant in TIGAR (Trusted Intermediary Global Resources), the pilot program established under the WIPO Stakeholder Platform on enhanced access to copyright works by persons with print disabilities. The Stakeholder platform is pursuing a fast track approach through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU allows cross-border transfer of files between participating Trusted Intermediaries (TI) of works which they already have in their archives. TIs in Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Jamaica, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.S.A. have declared interest in participating.
Parallel to the WIPO Platform, the European Commission has been running a stakeholder dialogue on access to copyright works for persons with print disabilities with a particular focus on the situation in the EU Member States. This initiative, which supports the WIPO Platform, resulted in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which the IFRRO President signed on behalf of IFRRO on 14 September 2010. Other signatories to the MoU are EWC, FEP, STM, European Blind Union and the European Dyslexia Association.
The European dialogue also established the ETIN (European Trusted Intermediary Network) pilot, in which IFRRO is also active.
IFRRO statements on access to works by persons with print disabilities
IFRRO Resources to help RROs to assist authors and publishers provide appropriate access for VIPs
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