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 – Näkövammaisten kirjasto (Celia Library for the Visually Impaired)
      Celia – Näkövammaisten kirjasto (Celia Library for the Visually Impaired) is a state-owned library specializing in serving the visually impaired and print disabled people in the whole of Finland. The purpose of the library is to increase equality in terms of access to information as well as to provide the visually impaired and print disabled persons with opportunities for study, literature, artistic pursuits and recreation. Celia Library produces and lends Braille, talking and electronic books and other special materials. It also produces the textbooks needed by the visually impaired school children and students. Moreover, Celia acts as a centre of expertise for talking book and Braille book services, as well as a central library, from where other libraries may borrow materials for their print disabled patrons. Celia Library is a non-profit organization. Additional information is available on the Celia Library Web site.
    2. Näkövammaisten Keskusliitto (The Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired FFVI
      Näkövammaisten Keskusliitto (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 Web site.
    3. Näkövammaisten kirjastoyhdistys (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 theLibrary Association of the Visually Impaired Web site.
    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 theKeskuspuisto Vocational College Web site.
    5. Förbundet Finlands Svenska Synskadade (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 Web site.
    6. Kolibre rf. (Kolibre)
      The Kolibre association’s statues read as follows: “The purpose of the association is to promote information systems as tools for individuals with print disabilities. The association fulfills its purpose by maintaining projects that are engaged in research related to and the development of information systems as tools for individuals with print disabilities as well as administrating and supporting the community associated with said projects. The distribution of results, source code and related material shall occur under an open source code license”. Additional information is available on the Kolibre Web site.