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Accessibility of Science to Persons with Blindness: Miles and Miles To Go

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In my earlier post, I spoke about the legal framework for access of information and data to persons with blindness and other disabilities from the copyright and disabilities statute perspectives. In the article, I pointed out that access has been placed at less than one (1) percent and that the proportion of access is diminishing as the universe of information is expanding at a rapid rate. Sources and forms of information are changing so fast that   that accessibility is finding it impossible to catch up for various reasons. Publications, data and materials  are some of the basic elements of scientific research and development, and without their accessibility, participation of persons with blindness in science is today unequal and incomplete.

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