Providing broad and equitable access to information and scholarly knowledge is the core mission of libraries. Individuals with print disabilities, however, face a myriad of barriers to scholarly information.

CARL is engaged in work to develop broader and more equitable access for these individuals and to contribute to the Canada’s commitment to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

CARL Initiatives

Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled

ARL-CARL Task Force on the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation

Getting Started: Implementing the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities, A practical guide for librarians – Canadian Version (2019) wordpdf

CARL’s letters on the Marrakesh Treaty: Industry Canada (2014), Canadian Heritage (2013)

Funding for Accessible Formats

CARL Welcomes Federal Government’s Announcement of Continued funding for CELA and NNELS (2021)