Revamped state agency seeks to improve services for the blind

Sep 30, 2013

Braille reading materials are among the services provided by the Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons.
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Very few of the books published every year come out in a version that is accessible to the millions of people who are visually impaired. Earlier this year,  a treaty to address the problem was finalized. It's called "The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled.”

What sorts of books and services are available to Michigan’s blind and visually impaired residents?

Ed Rodgers, the first Director of the state’s new Bureau of Services for Blind Persons, is himself visually impaired. He tells Current State that the U.S. Senate still hasn't ratified the treaty.