The Finnish DAISY Consortium

The Finnish DAISY Consortium is a joint Full Member of the DAISY Consortium. The organizations constituting the Finnish DAISY Consortium are:

    1. Celia
      Celia is a national center for accessible literature and publishing in Finland, working toward equality in reading and learning. Celia produces and distributes literature in accessible formats, such as talking books and braille books, together with public libraries and publishers. Moreover, Celia acts as well as a central library, from where other libraries borrow materials for their print disabled patrons. Celias books are meant for anyone with a print disability. Celia is a government organization, and belongs to the administrative sector of the Ministry of Education and Culture.  Additional information is available on the Celia Website.
    2. Näkövammaisten liitto ry (The Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired FFVI)
      Näkövammaisten liitto (Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired – FFVI) is a special service provider with a social element as well as an advocacy organization of blind and partially sighted people. The special services include accessible newspapers and magazines as well as a Daisy player lending service. FFVI is a non-profit organization. Additional information is available on the Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired Website.
    3. Näkövammaisten kirjastoyhdistys ry (The Library Association of the Visually Impaired)
      Näkövammaisten kirjastoyhdistys (Library Association of the Visually Impaired) promotes reading and interest in literature among visually impaired people, contributes to the development of library services and accessible ICT for persons with visual impairement. It is a non- profit private association. Additional information is available on the Library Association of the Visually Impaired Website.
    4. Keskuspuiston ammattiopisto (Keskuspuisto Vocational College)
      Keskuspuiston ammattiopisto (Keskuspuisto Vocational College) focuses on providing vocational education,  preparatory and rehabilitative training as well as guidance for students with special needs. The college also serves as a development and service centre for special needs education. The college operates several learning units in the Greater Helsinki Area and the Province of Southern Finland. Additional information is available on the Keskuspuisto Vocational College Website.
    5. Förbundet Finlands Svenska Synskadade r.f. (The Federation of Swedish Speaking Visually Impaired in Finland – FSVIF)
      Förbundet Finlands Svenska Synskadade (The Federation of Swedish Speaking Visually Impaired in Finland – FSVIF) and its regional associations aim to improve the quality of life of Swedish speaking visually impaired people and secure an equal status with other inhabitants of the country. FSVIF is a non-profit organization. Additional information is available on the Federation of Swedish Speaking Visually Impaired in Finland Website.