The United Arab Emirates recently signed the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled.

As the name suggests, the treaty is concerned with the enablement of copyright exceptions to facilitate the creation of accessible versions of books and other copyrighted works.

Other signatories in the region include Cyprus, Djibouti, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, and Turkey.

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