On 30 June 2016, Canada became the 20th country to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty. The Treaty should allow for thousands more accessible books to be available to blind and partially sighted people, both in the UK and elsewhere. Canada’s ratification on 30 June therefore means the Marrakech Treaty will come into force on 30 September 2016.
A new scheme makes it easier for blind and partially sighted people to write to – and receive replies from – their MPs.
The new Government’s legislative programme was outlined on Wednesday 18 May in the Queen’s Speech. A number of new bills will be introduced under this Parliament. Find out about the bills to be introduced under this Parliament.
The right to vote independently, and in secret, is a cornerstone of our democracy. As the nation heads out to the polls in this year’s local and devolved nations elections and EU referendum, we'd like to hear from you.
We’ve been working with our colleagues at the European Blind Union and across Europe to ensure that the future European Directive on accessibility of public websites makes a real difference for blind and partially sighted people in the UK.