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The Marrakesh Treaty in Action

The Marrakesh Treaty in Action: Implementing the Treaty and More Ideas for Accessible Digital Reading

International seminar for libraries
March 12 2019, Helsinki Central Library Oodi, Maijansali 9 am–4 pm, entrance floor

Join us for a day of presentations and discussions on the implementation and practicalities of the Marrakesh Treaty. The seminar is free of charge and includes coffee service.

Host Rauna Nerelli

Online livestream of the seminar is provided by Library Channel. The stream is open for everyone and does not require registration.

Follow the discussion during the seminar on Twitter: #MarrakeshTreaty2019 #IFLALPD

Programme

8.30 Registration

9.00 Welcome

9.10 Opening the seminar (Minna Karvonen, Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, Karvonen’s presentation slides)
A link to the video recording of the presentation at Finnish Library Channel.

9.30 Keynote: How Does the European Union Promote Accessible Reading? Implementing the Marrakesh Treaty, Web Accessibility Directive and European Accessibility Act (Sirpa Pietikäinen, Finnish Member of the European Parliament)

9.40 Marrakesh Treaty in a Nutshell (Kirsi Ylänne, Celia, Finland, Ylänne’s presentation slides)
A link to the video recording of the presentation at Finnish Library Channel.

10.10 Getting Started: A Practical Guide for Librarians, and Information on National adaptations of the Guide. (Karen Keninger, Library of Congress, USA, & Kirsi Ylänne, Keninger’s presentation slides, Ylänne’s presentation slides)
A link to the video recording of the presentation at Finnish Library Channel.

10.30 From Marrakesh to Geelong: An Australian case (Anthea Taylor, Vision Australia Information and Library Service, Taylor’s presentation slides)
A link to the video recording of the presentation at Finnish Library Channel.

11.00 Russia and the Marrakesh Treaty (Saniia Battalova, St. Petersburg State Library for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Battalova’s presentation slides)
A link to the video recording of the presentation at Finnish Library Channel.

11.30-12.30 Lunch break

12.30 Building digital libraries for all (Jesper Klein, President of DAISY Consortium / Digital library developer, Klein’s presentation slides)
A link to the video recording of the presentation at Finnish Library Channel.

13.15 Panel discussion: How Can Libraries Improve Inclusivity? Rauha Maarno (Finnish Library Association) & Jan Richards (IFLA Public Libraries Section)
A link to the video recording of the presentation at Finnish Library Channel.

14.00-14.30 Coffee break

14.30 Accessible reading for all – the power of a shared vision. How Axiell Media and MTM work together to drive sustainable change (Eva Houltzén, CEO, Axiell Media, and Anne Stigell, Senior Advisor, Swedish Agency for Accessible Media (MTM), Houltzén’s and Stigell’s presentation slides)
A link to the video recording of the presentation at Finnish Library Channel.

15.15 Introducing Helsinki Central Library Oodi (Lotta Muurinen, Helsinki City Library, Muurinen’s presentation slides)
A link to the video recording of the presentation at Finnish Library Channel.

15.45 Closing remarks

Registration

Registration is closed. If you wish to attend, please contact us for cancelled seats.

If you have any questions regarding the seminar, you can contact Communications Specialist Johannes Koski, johannes.koski@celia.fi / +358 295 333 075.

Location and Venue

Seminar venue

Central Library Oodi

Venue: Central Library Oodi, Töölönlahdenkatu 4, Helsinki (Maijansali, 1st floor)

Accommodation

You’ll find a wide selection of hotels near the seminar venue. We can offer discount codes for Hotel Helka, Scandic Simonkenttä, and Holiday Inn City Centre.

Getting around

Public transit: Helsinki City Journey Planner

Things to do and see: Helsinki Visitor Info

Restaurants near the venue

There are two cafés in Oodi and a wide selection of restaurants nearby. For example, the restaurants at Postitalo (Mannerheiminaukio 1 B) and Musiikkitalo (Kansalaistori 2G) are good and affordable, Jufu (Töölönlahdekatu 3) offers a delicious buffet, Manala (Dagmarinkatu 2) is a local legend, and Kiasma Café (Mannerheiminaukio 2) offers delicious food at the Finnish Museum of Contemporary Art.

Organizers

Celia Library for the Print Disabled

IFLA

Finnish Library Association