In 2009, the Copyright Office, working with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, held an extensive public process to gather information about national and international issues related to providing access to copyrighted works for blind and visually impaired persons. That process included stakeholder meetings, two public comment proceedings, and a public meeting at the Copyright Office. The written record generated during this comprehensive process can be found through the links below.
Inquiry on the Treaty Proposal introduced by the delegations of Brazil, Ecuador, and Paraguay, based on text prepared by the World Blind Union (WBU):
Public meeting on copyright exceptions for the blind and other persons with disabilities:
Inquiry on the experiences of interested parties residing or doing business in the United States with respect to the provision of access to copyrighted works for the blind and other persons with disabilities: