Commentary

52.2 Making and supply of accessible copies by authorised bodies

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52.2 Making and supply of accessible copies by authorised bodies

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52.2 Making and supply of accessible copies by authorised bodies

The second exception permits ‘authorised bodies’ (namely, educational establishments and not-for-profit organisations) that have lawful possession of a copy of the whole or part of a published work to make and supply accessible copies of the work for the personal use of disabled people1.

Guidance issued by the government indicates that the exception permits acts such as:

  1. 52.2.1

        making braille, audio or large-print copies of books, newspapers or magazines for visually-impaired people;

  2. 52.2.2

        adding audio-description to films or broadcasts for visually-impaired people;

  3. 52.2.3

        making sub-titled films or broadcasts for deaf

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