German libraries implementing the Marrakesh Treaty, 2018

Medibus Media Society for Blind, Visually Impaired and Print Disabled People (Medibus e.V. – Mediengemeinschaft für blinde, seh- und lesebehinderte Menschen)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Main aims:
Enabling all people, irrespective of origins, levels of education or disabilities, to access information and literature without hindrance

Target groups:
Political representatives of the Lander and the Federal Government; Equal Opportunities Commissioners of the Lander; people with and without disabilities; multipliers in the art and education sectors

Expected results:
Preparing published works for usable physical and digital formats for visually impaired and print disabled people; facilitating international exchange of accessible formats; making reading material available in braille and in the accessible audiobook standard DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) for user groups of people with physical and print disabilities; raising awareness among publishers of the needs of visually impaired and print disabled users; supporting the transfer of content into accessible formats; providing publishers with tools like BACC (Born Accessible Content Checker) free of charge

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Section 45 (a) et seqq. of Germany's Copyright Act amended; communication furthered with various target groups; list of authorised entities published through the German Patent and Trade Mark Office; around 45,000 audiobooks in DAISY format made available for loan through public libraries from the collection of dzb lesen, the German Centre for Accessible Reading (Deutsches Zentrum fur barrierefreies Lesen, through initiatives such as "Opportunity Inclusion"; Working Group on Accessibility in (Digital) Public Libraries (AG Barrierefreiheit in (digitalen) offentlichen Bibliotheken) set up; libraries opened up for the whole spectrum of accessibility issues

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Financed from Land funds

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Union of the Association of Retailers of Audiobooks for Blind People (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Blindenhörbüchereien e.V.)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Association of Braille Printers and Libraries (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Blindenschriftdruckereien und -bibliotheken e.V.)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Media Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Mediengemeinschaft für Blinde und Sehbehinderte e.V.)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: