CLA Introduces New Licence to Help People with Print Disabilities

New free CLA Licence reflects wider definitions of print disability and includes access for dyslexic readers

The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) has launched a new free ‘Print Disability Licence', allowing organisations to reproduce copyright works in a format accessible to people with print disabilities, such as large print, braille or audiobooks, and circulate them to people with print disabilities in the community. The licence has been upgraded to reflect a recent widening of the definitions of print disability to include not just those people who have a visual impairment but also those with another disability that prevents them from reading books as easily as others. The definitions now include dyslexic readers following a request by the industry's Accessibility Action Group and the Right to Read Alliance.

The licence is being issued to all of CLA's existing ‘VIP Licence' customers and will be in use with immediate effect.
For more information about the new licence  and the work of CLA see the CLA website.