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Data Transmission Service for Persons with Print Disabilities

This service provides data for persons with print disabilities to institutions and to individual users, including persons with print disabilities, through the internet. This data is collected by the National Diet Library (NDL) from various institutions or prepared by the NDL. This service is available through the "Material search for persons with disabilities" option in NDL Search.

The NDL, one of the Authorized Entities of Japan, offers accessible works to qualified persons with print disabilities and Authorized Entities as stipulated by the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled (Marrakesh Treaty) (external website), please also see the following pages.

Image of collection and transmission service of data for persons with print disabilities. The image shows how the NDL collects data and transmits them to individual users such as persons with print disabilities directly or provides them via approved institutions for transmission.

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1. Data for Persons with Print Disabilities

Data for persons with print disabilities has been produced for people who have difficulties in reading standard printed materials due to visual impairment etc., based on the Restriction of Rights (Article 37 of the Copyright Act of Japan), etc.

2. Available data

  • Data for persons with print disabilities produced by the NDL.
  • Data for persons with print disabilities produced by libraries and collected by the NDL.
Number of data (as of March 31, 2022)
  Produced by NDL Collected from other institutions Total
DaisyAudio 2,086 28,518 30,604
DaisyAudioText 0 661 661
DaisyText 3 60 63
EpubText 101 0 101
EpubAudioText 0 1 1
PDF 128 125 253
DOCX (Word) 0 214 214
TXT (plain text) 190 292 482
Braille data 22 2,356 2,378
Total 2,530 32,227 34,757

Available titles are shown below:

The text versions of the title lists as of March 31, 2022 are shown below in order of availability.

3. Users of this service

Persons who have difficulties in reading standard printed materials due to visual impairment (blindness or low vision), dyslexia, physical disability of upper limbs, etc. (persons with print disabilities that is the same as "Beneficiary Persons" defined in Article 3 of the Marrakesh Treaty). Users who reside outside of Japan shall be limited to persons who reside in the Marrakesh Treaty countries.

Example:

  • Blind persons
  • Persons with visual disabilities
  • Persons with dyslexia
  • Persons who are not able to turn pages due to upper limb disabilities, etc.

4. How to use this service

This service is available through the "Material search for persons with disabilities" option in NDL Search. Please see also the following page for details.

Catalogues are available for anyone; however, NDL user registration is required in advance to use the data. Please refer to the pages below which show how to participate in the Data Transmission Service for Persons with Print Disabilities for Individuals and for Institutions.

For individuals

For institutions

5. Contact information

Section of Library Support for Persons with Disabilities, Library Support Division, Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library, Japan
FAX: +81-774-94-9117
Email: syo-tkyat n d l dot g o dot j p

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