Dear colleagues,

You are invited to participate in a free Webex webinar,"The Role of Libraries in Implementing Inclusive Information Society - Centered on the National Library for the Disabled -" to be held on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 14:00-15:15 pm (JST/UTC+0900).

In Japan, the Act on Promoting Improved Reading Environments for the Visually Impaired (Reading Barrier-Free Act) was enacted in June 2019 to enable all people to benefit from written and printed culture through reading, irrespective of any disability. At present, a number of national organizations including the National Diet Library (NDL), municipal governments, libraries, and publishers are working to implement barrier-free reading environments.

The NDL has invited Mr. Jang BoSeong from the National Library for the Disabled (NLD) of the Republic of Korea to give a lecture on 23rd March.

During his lecture, Mr. Jang will report on the NLD's efforts to lead the Korean library community in providing services to people with disabilities. We look forward to you joining us for this timely and informative lecture.
*Simultaneous interpretation in Korean and Japanese is provided.

Mr. Jang BoSeong, Material Development Division, National Library for the Disabled

Date and time:
March 23, 2023, at 14:00-15:15 pm (JST/UTC+0900).

Register at:

Registration closes:
Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 17:00 (JST/UTC+0900).
Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

For enquiries:
Branch Libraries and Cooperation Division, Administrative Department, National Diet Library
We look forward to your participation.

Best regards,

Branch Libraries and Cooperation Division
Administrative Department
National Diet Library, Japan