Treaty gives support to visually impaired

Published on 02/15 2022  Source: China Daily


China on February 5th handed the ratification paper of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled (the Marrakesh Treaty) to the World Intellectual Property Organization, or WIPO, based in Geneva.

The Marrakesh Treaty, the first and only human rights treaty with copyright, is due to come into force in China in three months and is expected to guarantee print-disabled people equal access to culture and education.

Under the treaty, China will provide practical support to print-disabled people and continue to strengthen collaboration with the WIPO, Zhang Jianchun, vice head of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said in talks with Daren Tang, director-general of the WIPO, via video link on February 5th.