List of Authorised Entities in Australia

Below is a list of organisations and their representatives in the print disability and educational sector that, under the Marrakesh Treaty, would be considered “authorised entities” . An “authorised entity” means “an entity authorized or recognized by the government to provide education, instructional training, adaptive reading, or information access to beneficiary persons on a non-profit basis.” The aim of this list is to provide publishers with a list of trusted organisations that, under the law, are qualified to ask publishers for book files if no accessible format version is commercially available. (From the WIPO list of entities)


Braille & Large Print Services, NSW Department of Education

Lara Danks

[email protected]

Margarita Avagyan

[email protected].au

Braille House

Braille House is a national organisation that produces and provides braille through our extensive lending library of braille and ebraille books.

  • A lending library of Braille and Moon books and magazines
  • Tuition in Braille and Moon
  • Production of tactual materials, such as: texts for use in schools, additions to our library, legal documents, recipes, financial reports and statements, birthday and special event cards, business cards, meeting notes and even text books.

07 3848 5257  |  [email protected]  |

Christian Services for the Blind and Hearing Impaired

Lee Dunstan

[email protected]

Department of Education New South Wales

Lara Danks

[email protected]

Department of Education Queensland
Statewide Vision Services Alternative Format Library

Angelique Cahill and Kaye Gole

[email protected]

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children

Sonali Marathe

[email protected]

Tarna Cosgrove

[email protected]

Royal Society for the Blind of South Australia Inc.

Tony Starkey

[email protected]

School of Special Educational Needs: Sensory

Shirley Henderson
[email protected]

South Australian School for Vision Impaired

Lauren Fountain

[email protected]

Statewide Vision Resource Centre 

Debra Lewis

[email protected]

Marion Blazé

[email protected]


Dinesh Burah

[email protected]


Other resources that might be useful:

Blog post from IPEd member Joely Taylor on Inclusive and Accessible publishing

Accessibility for teams from the ABC

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