Research and collaboration
Swedish Agency for Accessible Media, MTM, is tasked with actively contributing to increase and improve access to literature and information for persons with functional impairments. Research, development and collaboration with other actors include both technical solutions and efforts to inspire this group to read more.
One of MTM’s functions is to actively contribute to the development of new media, and to initiate and participate in projects that increase access to literature for persons with reading impairments. Research and collaboration take place in a broad range of fields that cover both the humanities and more technical areas.
In addition to various forms of collaboration, MTM has greatly contributed to the growth and development of talking book technology through Daisy (Digital Audio-based Information SYstem), a Swedish invention, which has now become the internationally recognized standard for talking books.
MTM is a member of IFLA and the DAISY Consortium, two international organizations. In addition, MTM actively collaborates with government agencies in the other Nordic countries that have similar functions, in producing and developing services for persons with reading impairments.
National cooperation on both regional and local levels are also crucial to MTM’s task to obtain information necessary for further developing accessible services based on the needs of the target groups.