Ми поважаємо УНІКАЛЬНИЙ внутрішній світ КОЖНОГО
Ми шануємо надбання світової і вітчизняної літератури, історію і традиції
Ми творимо з ЛЮБОВ'Ю
On the 28th February there was a round table, organized by Ukrainian Civil Organization
PORA and Ukrainian Society of Blind People. The purpose of the discussion was to raise
an issue around the difficulties of audio books production for blind people.
Amongst participants there were:
Association of Blind Lowyers
National Fund for Disable People Protection
Ministry of Social Policy
State Department for Intellectual Property
Ukrainian writers LjubkoDeresh, Sergiy Zhadan, Svitlana Povalyaeva
And A.E.L. company.
The problems of the blind people are sharp in Ukraine – starting with just moving around
is a challenge and ending with the sources of receiving information. If in the past the
State was supporting the Association of Blind financially, now they need to survive
themselves in spite of the limited possibilities (or no possibilities at all) for work
and leisure time. Main issue of this discussion was that actor’s time is too expensive
and production of audio books for blind (in a unique audio format) is now under taxation
and it became impossible to continue production.
The voice was heard? the reaction from the guests were modest, except for the reaction of
the writers. They immediately manifested that they will not charge author’s royalty on the
books, that will be produced for blinds.
We, A.E.L. took an obligation to help with the contracts preparation. We also gave several
audio books as a present to the Association and agreed to keep filling their library.
We ask anyone who can help this wonderful people, who’s life often becomes a survival.
PLEASE HELP! PLEASE, DONATE AN AUDIO BOOK IN ANY LANGUAGE TO THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCOATION OF BLIND PEOPLE.
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