Joining the Marrakesh Treaty will give easier and quicker access to information for Kiwis who are blind, low vision and those with print disabilities.
It has been a long time coming. First New Zealand had to amend its copyright laws so they were aligned with the treaty, and finally, on 3 October 2019, New Zealand becomes the 60th contracting party to join the treaty. It now covers 87 countries.
Watch Geraldine Lewis, Blind & Low Vision NZ Library Manager, explain what joining the treaty means for the Blind & Low Vision community.