PRN: TIGAR Project Accelerates Book Accessibility
TIGAR Project Accelerates Book Accessibility
GENEVA, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Launched in November 2010, the TIGAR Project continues to accelerate. Â The aim of the TIGAR project is to increase the number of accessible books available worldwide; specifically, to provide access to copyright-protected works in accessible formats for people with print disabilities across borders. Participants include WIPO, publishers and collective management organizations, and organizations that provide specialized library services for people with print disabilities.
TIGAR's key achievements to date include:
"The real impact of the TIGAR Project is the impact it makes in the lives of people with print disabilities", said FranÃ§ois Hendrikz of the South African Library for the Blind. "For example, one of the titles we selected was a book by Erik Orsenna, a French novelist and member of the AcadÃ©mie FranÃ§aise. The book, "L'Entreprise des Indes" is highly recommended as a 'coup de coeur' and thanks to the TIGAR project it was available to print disabled readers in Canada at the same time as it was available to sighted readers."
For further information about the TIGAR Project please see our website at http://www.tigarnetwork.org or please contact one of the Steering Committee Co-chairs: Alicia Wise, Elsevier (A.Wise@elsevier.com) +44(0)7823-536-826 or Margaret McGrory, CNIB (firstname.lastname@example.org) +1-416-486-2500