New Licence will help members with dyslexia
1 June 2010
Calibre members with dyslexia will soon be able to read any book in the library thanks to new regulations that remove previous copyright restrictions. The Copyright Licensing Agency has launched a new 'Print Disability Licence' which allows organisations like us to lend audio books to people with 'print disabilities', including not just people with impaired sight but also people with dyslexia.
This is a great achievement by the Right to Read Alliance working with colleagues in the Copyright Licensing Agency and the Accessibility Action Group of the Publishers Association.
Mike Lewington, Vice Chair of the Right to Read Alliance and Director of Calibre Audio Library, welcomes the new licence:
"We are delighted that we can now give the same quality of service to people with print impairments and those with sight problems. When the 2002 Copyright Act came in, it created an uneven playing field because there were books in our library which we couldn't lend to dyslexic members. It was difficult for us but far worse for them. Now at last everyone is equal."