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Copying For Persons With Disabilities

With the Copyright and Rights in Performances (Disability) Regulations 2014/1384 the Government have made it easier for disabled people to access materials that are protected by copyright. The change in the law has made the rules on what can be copied into an accessible format much broader so that a whole range of content, including films and broadcasts, can be reproduced in an accessible format for disabled people. It has also allows anyone who has an impairment that prevents them accessing copyright works will be able to benefit from the exception, not just visually-impaired people. However, it will only be legal to reproduce material if suitable accessible copies are not commercially available.

Also, see our Accessibility page for more information on the services that we provide.