Malawi Union of the Blind has expressed concern over the pace that government is taking to domesticate the Marrakesh Treaty since its ratification.
Malawi government ratified the treaty in June 2017 which among other things, will help visually impaired persons to access information.
Speaking to YFM, Programs Officer for the union Martin Matenje said it is sad to see that government has only made promises but nothing has changed on the ground.
Matenje cited the unavailability of books in schools for visually impaired students as an example.
“It is sad that it has all been about promises yet we haven’t seen anything change on the ground,” Matenje said.
The Marrakesh Treaty was adopted in 2013 to allow provision for copyright exceptions to facilitate the creation of accessible versions of books and other copyrighted works for visually impaired persons.