It is possible to make single or multiple copies of the whole or part of a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work in a format which is accessible to a student with visual impairment under the following conditions:
Until 2018, the UK copyright law also contained 'commercial availability' restrictions, which established that an accessible copy could only lawfully be created when one was not already available for purchase. However, after the amendments to the UK copyright law to implement the Marrakesh Treaty in 2018, commercial availability provisions were removed from the disability exceptions. You can read more about this on the relevant page of the Copyright User website.
For further details, please consult the Accessible Copies page of our online Copyright Toolkit. If you need help then please get in touch with our Student Wellbeing and Welfare team. There is much more information on their website.
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