May 27, 2015

Finnish sign language library wins the 2015 Jodi Award

Finnish sign language library was praised by its innovative use of technological solutions in promoting accessibility.
Finnish sign language library was praised by its innovative use of technological solutions in promoting accessibility.
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Finland’s sign language library has won the 2015 Jodi Award.

The Finnish Association of the Deaf received the award in recognition of its pioneering new library service, which was praised by its innovative use of technological solutions in promoting accessibility.

At its launch, the library made available 250 filmed sign language versions of books, and between one and three videos are added to the collection each week. Not only does the library support access to information in sign language, but it strengthens the identity of sign language users and brings Deaf culture to the fore.

The UK-based Jodi Mattes Trust promotes barrier-free access to cultural collections for disabled people.

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