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Finland*

General Country Information
Capital: Helsinki
Population: 5,255,068 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Parliamentary Republic

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 1.65 million (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 6.83 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 4.205 million (2009)
Internet users: 4.383 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.69
World Rank 2005/2006: 11

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

National Disability Action Plan
Finland’s Disability Policy Programme (2010–2015)
http://www.stm.fi/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=1087414&name=DLFE-12157.pdf 

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

ABILIS Foundation
Lintulahdenkatu 10
00500 Helsinki
Finland
Tel: +358-9-612-40300     
Fax: +358-9-612-40333
 
Employment Network
Nakskovinkatu 9
Varkaus 78200
Finland
 
Finnish Association of People with Mobility Disabilities (FMD)
Mannerheimintie 107, 00280
Helsinki, Finland
Tel: +358-9-613-191
Fax: +358-9-146-1443
 
Finnish Association of the Deaf
P.O. Box 57
Helsinki 04001
Finland
Tel: +358-95-8031
TTY: +358-95-8031
Fax: +358-9-580-3770
 
Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired (FFVI)
Marjaniementie 74
FIN-00030 IIRIS Finland
Helsinki, 00510
Finland
Email: ffvi@nkl.fi
Tel: +358-939-6041
Fax: +358-9-3960-4625
 
Kynnys ry - Threshold - Independent Living Center in Helsinki
Siltasaarenkatu 4, 5th floor
00530 Helsinki
Finland
Tel: +358-9-6850-110 / +358-9-6850-110
Fax: +358-9-6850-1199

DPI Finland - The Finnish Association of People with Physical Disabilities - DPI National Assembly

Henrik Gustafsson
Mannerheimintie 107
00280 Helsinki
Finland
http://www.invalidiliitto.fi
Email: henrik.gustafsson@invalidilitto.fi
Tel: +358-400-623520 / 358 9613191      
Fax: +358-91461443
 
Rehabilitation International Finnish Committee
Kumpulantie 1A
Helsinki 00520
Finland
Tel: +358-9-613-191
Fax: +358-9-146-1443
 
Service Foundation for the Deaf
Ilkantie 4
P.O. Box 62
Helsinki 00401
Finland
Tel: +358-9-580-3860
TTY: +358-9-580-3651
Fax: +358-9-580-3657
 
World Federation of the Deaf
P.O. Box 65
Helsinki 00401
Finland
TTY: +358-9-850-3573
Fax: +358-9-580-3572