Rwanda Union of the Blinds adopted the processes of the Marrakesh Treaty to access “published works”

Rwanda Union of the Blind organized a consultative meeting towards implementation of Marrakesh Treaty, to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind visually impaired or otherwise print disabled, The Rwanda Union of the Blind (RUB) has thanked other stakeholders for their role in advocacy for the request of the Marrakesh Treaty

The participants discussing of the procedure and the guidelines

Recently the Executive Director of the Rwanda Union of the Blind (RUB), Dr Donatille Kanimba, said that visually impaired persons have a big challenge regarding access to information as they do not have what they can read, the problem she hopes will be solved by the fact that Rwanda signs the Marrakesh Treaty. The Marrakesh Treaty was put in place to facilitate access to Published Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled. It provides for the exchange of accessible-format books across international borders by organizations that serve people who are blind, visually impaired, and print disabled.

What will Rwanda benefit from the signing of the Marrakesh Treaty?

The purposed of this Meeting is to adopted and to know way the person with the visual disability impaired to know their writer and responsibility to the rules of adoption on intellectual property,According to the Official Gazette of the Republic of Rwanda n° 27 of 07/09/2020, the law N° 013/2020 of 07/09/2020 signed by President Paul Kagame approves the accession of Rwanda to the Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled, adopted at Marrakesh, in Morocco, on 27 June 2013.the parliament and the chamber senate adopted in November the gazettes,next step he was the Marrakesh instrument deposit, in the word intellectual property, Ruhima said:

Ruhima Mbaraga Blaise Division Manager IPR ( office of the Registration general) RDB

the benefit with the Rwanda the peoples with visual impaired can benefit with the copywriter book accessibleto them can be in audio, video digital formats, and also to facilitates the importation of that work, within specified territories and also to establish the mechanism to cooperate with member states, to make sure fast of all to adopted the intuition and the association as beneficiary of that Treaty to implement in Rwanda.

                           On the left Richard Hategekimana, Chairman- Rwanda Writers Federation

The chairman representative, legal federation say that the Marrakesh comes to facilities the people with vision impaired disability to access the information about how book he thank the government of Rwanda for it inclusion developed policy of based on this framework the government of Rwanda implement this Treaty Marrakesh, as the writers what can I do, we are ready to support we are willing this Rwanda union of the blind to make a MoU  of the implementation plan have shall implement different actors that found  that Treaty he say that it can just to understand to agree as a writers on this country we are very happywhat is important is to see people ready how books that the many objectivesome like the books can be ready for many people and I finish saying it just to set and to see how can implementation drew Rwanda understanding

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