WLIC 2019 IFLA LPD/LSN Satellite Meeting:

Equitable Library Services for Everybody Including Persons with Print Disabilities

Tuseday 20th – Wednesday 21st of August 2019,

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Conference Center, Delegates Hall


  • Promote publishing and production of accessible and easy to understand reading materials for everybody including those with functional illiteracy and persons with print disabilities with special attention to the needs of refugees and displaced persons.
  • Implement WIPO Marrakesh Treaty to share especially Arabic publications in accessible format around the world.
  • Develop regional/global library network to reach out to refugees and displaced persons across the world in collaboration with international stakeholders.


International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

    • Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities Section (LPD)
    • Library Services to People with Special Needs Section (LSN)

Organizing Partners:

  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA)
  • Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Arab Republic of Egypt (MCIT)
  • National Library and Archives of Egypt
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency ( JICA )

Language of the meeting:

  • English and Arabic with simultaneous interpretation ( SI )

* Following the conventions of the IFLA WLIC Program, all honorifics are omitted in the Program.