Skip to Content accessibility statement

This accessibility statement, drafted on 23 September 2019, concerns the website. The accessibility of the website was assessed by the Prime Minister’s Office.

The website largely meets the accessibility requirements and contains no critical accessibility concerns. The non-accessible content of the website, according to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG, A and AA), is described in this statement.

Accessibility shortcomings

  1. Shortcomings in image descriptions and text alternatives

Some images lack text alternatives, or the text equivalents may be identical to the link text. On some pages, additionally, the image descriptions are incorrectly identified as image titles (title attribute).

Accessibility requirement not fully met: Content must be perceivable (1.1.1)

The images do not contain essential information that would not otherwise be available. In order to produce text alternatives and image descriptions consistently, changes to the content management system will be needed. These will be implemented during autumn 2019.

  1. Iframe lacks description

Some news items published before September 2019 may contain embedded videos that are missing an iFrame description.

Accessibility requirement not fully met: Content must be robust (4.1.2)

The iFrame description will be added to all news items published after 23 September 2019. For older news items, the descriptions will be added gradually in order of page views.

  1. Browsing events by using assistive technology may be difficult

Content on the event pages does not always respond appropriately to the user’s actions, which may force the user to go through additional steps before reaching the desired content.

Accessibility requirement not fully met: Content must be operable (2.4.3)

Browsing the events by using assistive technology is difficult but possible. The needed accessibility improvements would require extensive redesign of the functionalities. As the site is active for only six months and only until the end of 2019, making such major changes at this stage is not pertinent.

Have you noticed any accessibility concerns?

Let us know and we will try to fix the problem. Send us feedback with an online form or email us at info(at)

If necessary, notify the supervisory authority

If you notice any accessibility issues on the site, first send feedback to the site administrator. Please note that it may take up to 14 days for a reply to be forwarded to you.

If you are not satisfied with the reply, or if you do not receive any response within two weeks, please give feedback to the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland.

Supervisory authority
Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland
Saavutettavuuden valvonnan yksikkö (supervisory unit for accessibility)
Switchboard: +358 295 016 000