Accessible Books

Policy Updated September 2018

Irish Educational Publishers’ Association (IEPA) members facilitate requests for modified copies of textbooks for school children with special needs.

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Irish Data Protection Act 2018, the centralised IEPA Special Needs Access Policy was updated in September 2018. The updated policy now requires written parental consent together with written confirmation by the school Principal of the student in question.

Special Needs Access Process

STEP 1: The IEPA Special Needs Access Request Form (see Download below) must be submitted to the relevant publishers via the email addresses contained within.

STEP 2: The publisher(s) in question will respond regarding the terms of the provision of files / granting of access (payment/proof of purchase, copyright forms, data retention policies, etc.).

STEP 3: Files / Access will be provided to the student in question on completion of step 2 above.

Publishers will make every effort to accommodate requests but cannot guarantee the availability of a particular title, or a title in a specific format.