Member Detail: Finnish DAISY Consortium

Finnish DAISY Consortium (FDC)

Celia Library,
Marjaniementie 74, Helsinki,
P.O. Box 20,
FIN-00030 IIRIS

Phone: +358 9 2295 2380
Account Manager(s):

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

  1. Celia Näkövammaisten kirjasto (Celia Library for the Visually Impaired)
  2. Näkövammaisten Keskusliitto (Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired FFVI)
  3. Näkövammaisten kirjastoyhdistys (Library Association of the Visually Impaired)
  4. Keskuspuiston ammattiopisto (Keskuspuisto Vocational College)
  5. Förbundet Finlands Svenska Synskadade (The Federation of Swedish Speaking Visually Impaired in Finland - FSVIF)
  • Celia Library for the Visually Impaired (Celia Näkövammaisten kirjasto) is a state-owned library specializing in serving the visually impaired and print disabled in the whole of Finland. The purpose of the library is to increase equality for the disabled in terms of access to literature and information as well as to provide the visually impaired and print disabled with opportunities for access to information, study, literature and artistic pursuits, and recreation. Celia Library produces and lends Braille books, talking books, electronic books and other special materials. Moreover, the library produces the textbooks required by visually impaired school children and students. It also acts as a centre of expertise for talking book and braille book services, as well as a central library, 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 website.
  • Näkövammaisten Keskusliitto (Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired - FFVI) is a special service provider with a social element as well as an advocacy organization for the blind and the partially sighted. FFVI is a non-profit organization. Additional information is available on the Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired website.
  • Näkövammaisten kirjastoyhdistys (Library Association of the Visually Impaired) promotes reading and interest in literature among visually impaired persons, contributes to the development of library services and accessible ICT for visually impaired persons. It is a not for profit private association. Additional information is available on the Library Association of the Visually Impaired website.
  • 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 Web site
  • 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.