All the links
Access Culture (Acesso Cultura, Associação Cultural) promotes access – physical, social and intellectual – to cultural participation. Access Culture is based in Portugal.
Arts Access Aotearoa
Arts Access Aotearoa | Whakahauhau Katoa
o Hanga advocates for people in New Zealand who experience barriers to
participation in the arts, as both creators and audience members.
Article 27 promotes economical accessibility of art and culture in Belgium.
Attitude is Everything
Attitude is Everything improves Deaf
and disabled people’s access to live music by working in partnership
with audiences, artists and the music industry to implement a Charter of
Best Practice across the UK.
Disability Arts International
Disability Arts International is a website and regular digital newsletter developed and coordinated by the British Council. Disability Arts International aims to promote the work of the exciting generation of excellent disabled artists, disabled-led companies and inclusive arts organisations.
Diversity Arts Culture
Diversity Arts Culture is a design and consultation office for diversity development in the cultural sector, based in Berlin. We aim to make arts and culture accessible to all and to break down barriers, so that we can bring exciting art from diverse perspectives to the cultural sector.
Europe Beyond Access
European Design for All e-Accessibility Networkedean.org
Helsinki for All project
The aim of the Helsinki for All
project (2002-2011) is a city in which everyone can move and live with
ease. The goal is a Helsinki whose streets and green areas, buildings
and public transport solutions are easy to use and blend seamlessly
together. Public services are available to everyone.
Helsinki for All project
IT Funk has been The Norwegian Research Council's RTD-programme on ICT for people with disability.
Kaikukortti is currently in use in Espoo and in
Kainuu. It is also tested out in Lappeenranta starting the 1st of June
2017 until 31st of December. Kaikukortti will get you free tickets for
many cultural venues, such as concerts, museums, dance performances and
Nordic Audio Film Forum
Audio Film Forum intends to promote the national and international
supply of audiodescription for cinema, television and cultural events by
exchange of experience, common projects and initiatives.
Nordic Audio Film Forum declaration
Nordic Audio Film Forum in Facebook
Social Circus project
main goal of the Social Circus project is to help circus organisations
produce quality social circus for special groups, give the organisations
necessary marketing tools to turn social circus into a product for
Social Circus project: vaikuttavasirkus.fi/english
The Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE)
Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) is an information provider and
a forum for collaborative dialogue between providers and users on how
the built environment can best be made or modified to achieve inclusion
Communication and Technology Centre Tikoteekki
and Technology Centre Tikoteekki promotes the best possible
communication for people with complex communication needs.
Cultural Service for the Visually Impaired (CSVI)
Service for the Visually Impaired (CSVI) encourages visually impaired
people to have cultural activities and promotes accessibility for
various kinds of cultural events. CSVI publishes Kajastus-magazine. It
also submits people who provide audio descriptionto various cultural
events, and sustains a register of these people.
Culture Action EuropeCulture Action Europe is an advocacy and lobby organisation promoting arts and culture as a building block of the European project. The aim of the organization is to influence European policies for more and better access to culture across the continent and beyond.
DanceAbility FinlandDanceAbility Finland is a non-profit organization continually forging new frontiers in dance through workshops and demonstrations.
Demos is a think tank working on six different areas in
order to better people's ability to make personal choices and to make
organisations more effective.
The DuvTeatern theatre companyThe DuvTeatern theatre company aims to deepen the connection between people with and without disabilities and co-operates with visiting professional artists.
EUCREA Finland promotes equal opportunities
for people with disabilities in the areas of art, culture and media. A
member association in the European network EUCREA international.
Eucrea InternationalEucrea International is an international association for the promotion of equal opportunities for people with disabilities in the areas of art, culture and media.
European Disability Forumedf-feph.org
European Outsider Art Association (EOA)European Outsider Art Association (EOA) operates as an umbrella organisation for all cultural workers devoted to the promotion of marginalised art in the European cultural sector. The primary objectives of the association include for example contributing to the shaping, development and implementation of national and European policies and legislation and to promote the rights of outsider artists.
FDUV is a nationwide interest organisation working on
behalf of Swedish-speaking persons with intellectual disability and
their close relatives. FDUV stands for Förbundet De Utvecklingsstördas
Väl (Association for Swedish-speaking persons with intellectual
disability in Finland).
The Federation of Swedish Speaking Visually Impaired in Finland
The Finnish Association for Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
The Finnish Association for Mental Health, FAMH
Association for Mental Health, FAMH promotes mental health and works
towards good mental health to be considered essential at all levels of
society and in all spheres of life.
The Finnish Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (FAIDD)
Finnish Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
(FAIDD) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that promotes
good life, equality and participation for people with intellectual
disabilities and others who need support with learning, understanding
The Finnish Association of People with Physical Disabilities (FPD)
The Finnish Association of People with Physical Disabilities (FPD) is a national advocacy and service association.
The Finnish Association of the Deaf
The Finnish Association of the Deaf is advocacy, expert and service organisation.
Finnish Central Association for Mental Health
Association for Mental Health is an association for people suffering
and recovering from psychiatric problems. It stresses the right to a
full, dignified life for everyone.
The Finnish CP Association
The Finnish CP Association has 20
local member associations around the country. As a national disability
organisation, the Finnish CP Association monitors the realisation of the
rights of persons with Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida or hydrocephalus
and their families.
The Finnish Deafblind Association
The Finnish Federation of Hard of Hearing (FFHOH)
The Finnish Federation of Hard of Hearing (FFHOH) represents the
rights and interests of HOH people and provides services for HOH and
deafened people and their families.
Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired (FFVI)
Finnish Neuro Society
Neuro Society looks after the interests of people with MS and rare
progressive neurological diseases as well as their families.
Hilma - The Support Centre for Immigrant Persons with Disabilitiestukikeskushilma.fi
Inclusion Finland KVTL
Finland KVTL's mission is to provide support for its members, protect
and develop the social equality and rights of the intellectually
disabled and their families, and act to promote its members´ quality of
International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP)
mission of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals
(IAAP) is to define, promote and improve the accessibility profession
globally through networking, education and certification in order to
enable the creation of accessible products, content and services.
Kakora promotes accessibility in the culture field in Estonia and supports new methods that enable also the visually impaired people to enjoy cultural events and participate in the creation of art. http://kakora.sarasyl.com/
Lighthouse International is dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment.
The National Council on Disability VANE
National Council on Disability VANE is a co-operative organ for Finnish
authorities, disability organisations and organisations for relatives
of disabled people.
Finland's Swedish-speaking National Psychosocial Central Association has 14 constituent organizations.
Universal design in Norway
VOCALEYESVOCALEYES is an audio description service for people with a visual impairment, providing access to the best in the arts.
The Arts Promotion Centre Finland
The Arts Promotion
Centre Finland continues the activities of the Arts Council of Finland.
Its task is to promote the arts. The Arts Promotion Centre Finland is an
expert agency under the Ministry of Education and Culture.
Celia is a Finnish state-owned special library
which produces and provides literature in accessible formats. The books
are meant for people who are unable to read standard printed books, due
to illness or disability – including visually impaired persons, persons
suffering from dyslexia and learning disabilities, developmental
disabilities and muscular diseases, etc.
Finland's National Board of Antiquities
Board of Antiquities is the nation's specialist, service provider,
developer and authority in material cultural heritage and the cultural
Ministry of Education and Culture
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Minna - Centre for Gender Equality Information
National Institute for Health and Welfarethl.fi
The task of the
Non-Discrimination Ombudsman is to advance equality in Finland and to
prevent and tackle discrimination. The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman is
an independent and autonomous authority.
Non-Discrimination Ombudsman: syrjinta.fi
The Nordic Council and Nordic Council of Ministers
The Organization of Disabled in Iceland
Parliament of Finland
SBi, the Danish Building Research Institute
the Danish Building Research Institute is an institute at Aalborg
University. Situated in Copenhagen the institute deals with all subjects
within constructions and buildings and develops research-based
knowledge to improve buildings and the built environment.
Selkokulttuuri ry is the first association in Finland that focuses on the production of cultural events in simple Finnish, selkosuomi.
Universell - National Coordinator of Accessibility of Higher Education in Norway
Art Beyond Sight Educational Resources
Art Beyond Sight
Educational Resources is a user-friendly web site that combines online
learning experiences with an extensive collection of teaching materials,
networking and community building tools. The site below handles touch
tours and other tactile experiences in connection to accessing works of
Artsline is the London arts information service for disabled people.
The Blind Readers' PageThe Blind Readers' Page website is a guide to sources of information in alternative formats (Braille, recorded cassettes, large print, e-texts, web audio) accessible by people with print disabilities - those with visual and physical handicaps, as well as dyslexia.
Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe
of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe is a web-based and
permanently updated information and monitoring system of national
cultural policies in Europe. It is a long term project which aims to
include all 50 member states co-operating within the context of the
European Cultural Convention.
The Danish Spinal Cord Injuries AssociationRYK - Rygmarvsskadede i Danmark - The Danish Spinal Cord Injuries Association. It maintains Tbasen, a database of accessible places.
Esteetön.fi - Information and knowledge on accessibility in the built environment
Event calender of the members of Finland Festivals. You can search for festivals also by accessibility.
Finland for All
the website of Suomi kaikille (Finland for All) you can search
information about the accessibility of different activities and
God AdgangGod Adgang lists service providers, who have joined the Accessibility Label scheme.
HandspeakHandspeak. Website for visual languages, communication, cultures and arts.
museot.fi database you can search for Finnish museums by name,
location, subject, type of the museum, accessibility or by facilities.
is a website with information on speech disability and different means
of communication: plain language and AAC methods (pictures, signs and