Company

Avaava Oy is a consulting and design agency that opens doors and levels out thresholds. Avaava and Avaava Digital Oy, a company owned by Avaava, jointly offer solutions related to accessibility of digital services and communication, accessibility of built environment, inclusive design methods, and signage design. Our unique expertise is the key to comprehensive assistance for every level of an organisation.

Services for digital and built environment

In the field of digital services and communication, our customers include private and public sector organisations committed to ensuring the accessibility of their services and communications. We are engaged in auditing digital services; we provide extensive consulting and training related to accessibility of digital services and assist with web service reforms.

In the built environment domain, we offer accessibility consulting and surveys, as well as signage design services. Accessibility surveys can be carried out in connection with new building design or improvement of accessibility at sites to be renovated. All over Finland, our customers comprise operators for whom accessibility issues are topical. In recent years, our services have been of special interest for the municipal, social, and health care sectors, as well as for the cultural and accommodation domain.

A certified specialist

In all of our activities, Avaava follows the Design for All principle. For the communication and construction sectors, interdisciplinary co-operation with communication professionals and developers, design, architecture, production, disabled and elderly people’s associations, end users, and authorities ensures benefitting from the most up-to-date, interesting, and versatile information. Avaava has participated extensively in demanding accessibility, signage design, and accessibility survey projects; we are a sought-after partner.

Avaava is also an active member of several professional networks both in Finland and on the international level.

Our experts are trained accessibility surveyors and internationally certified accessibility specialists, sought-after speakers and popular trainers. Terhi Tamminen, Avaava’s CEO, is a member of the board of Design for All Europe EIDD; Avaava is a member of the European Concept for Accessibility Network (EuCAN) and of the European Network of Accessible Tourism (ENAT). Avaava Digital Oy is a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP). Avaava Digital’s experts are IAAP-certified accessibility specialists.

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Builders of Equal User Experience

Builders of Equal User Experience

The times when accessibility concerned only the physical built environment are over. The developing digital and multi-channel environment intended to serve all people is just as important. Mailmaa...

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Avaava’s helpers on Instagram

Avaava’s helpers on Instagram

Avaava’s seeing eye dog Helmi and service dog Niilo observe the world from the canine perspective on their own @avaavan_apurit Instagram account. The observations are made directly from the overlook...

Avaava in social media

The accessibility directive is here

The accessibility directive is here

Few people know that the European Union’s accessibility directive is already in force. It establishes common accessibility standards for key services and products. The directive applies to both...

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Avaava as a company

Avaava is an active member of several international networks in the field and operates extensively in various positions of trust: Member of the Board of Design for All Europe EIDD, Member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), European Concept for Accessibility Network (EuCAN), and European Network of Accessible Tourism (ENAT). Avaava has participated in the task force for updating of the Building Information Foundations RT cards.

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Co-operation partners

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Blindsquare
Normbau
Signa
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Glowway
Qlu
Readspeaker
Durat
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