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Accessibility statement for the website vaasa.fi

This accessibility statement applies to www.vaasa.fi and has been updated on 4 May 2020. The service is subject to the law on the provision of digital services, which requires that public online services must be accessible. The accessibility of the service has been assessed by an external expert organisation.

Accessibility of the digital service

Fulfills the critical accessibility requirements

Non-accessible content in the digital service (according to WCAG criteria)

Website is not yet in accordance with all the requirements.

Noticeable: The contrast between the text in the image and the background

Unavailable content and a lack of accessibility

So-called main images may occasionally have text in the background, and the background of this text is not shaded to achieve a sufficient contrast value.

Accessibility requirements that are not being fulfilled

1.4.3. Contrast (minimum)

Reason why the requirement is not being fulfilled

Is not yet in accordance with the requirements.

Explain the reasons why you wish to point out a lack of accessibility. Also indicate a timetable for correcting the faults. How can the information / service be obtained in an alternative way?

The main images are illustrations only and do not contain any information that is not otherwise available on the website.

Noticeable: Third-party content: advertising

Content that is not available and a lack of accessibility.

Corporate advertising refers to content that has been produced by a third party. Images: May contain text where the contrast does not fulfil the requirements. Videos: Do not necessary contain captions.

Accessibility requirements that are not being fulfilled

1.2.4 Captions (for live streaming)
1.4.3 Contrast (minimum)

Reason for non-compliance

Unreasonable burden.

Explain the reasons why you wish to point out a lack of accessibility. Also indicate a timetable for correcting the faults. How can the information / service be obtained in an alternative way?

Content produced by a third party that is not financed or developed by the service provider. In terms of website content, corporate advertising is not essential to the user.

Noticeable: Accessibility of documents produced with office software

Content that is unavailable and a lack of accessibility

Attachments may have the following accessibility limitations:

  • The document may have been scanned
  • Alternative text descriptions in images and interactive form fields are missing
  • Fonts that allow characters to be extracted from the text may be missing
  • Reading order and document code structures are not specified
  • Navigation aids (links, bookmarks, headers, tab orders) may be missing
  • The language of the document may not have been set
  • Protection may be compromised by an auxiliary software application (such as a screen reader)
  • Form fields may not necessarily be interactive.

Accessibility requirements that are not being fulfilled

1.1.1 Non-text content

Reason for non-compliance

Is not yet in accordance with the requirements.

Explain the reasons why you wish to point out the limitations. Also indicate a timetable for correcting the faults. How can the information / service be obtained in an alternative way?

Documents can be requested through the contact information on the site.

Noticeable: Visual appearance

Non-accessible content and shortcomings

Some elements are structured into visually comprehensible entities, but the same visuality is lacking for screen reader users.

Accessibility requirements that are not fulfilled

1.3.1 Information and connections

Reason why the requirement is not being fulfilled

Not yet in accordance with the requirements

Explain the reasons why you wish to point out a lack of accessibility. Also indicate a timetable for correcting the faults. How can the information / service be obtained in an alternative way?

In most parts visual elements do not contain any information that is not otherwise available on the website.

Managed: Link annotations

Unreachable content and shortcomings

In some respects, the links are unclearly marked both visually and for a screen reader. For example, links that open an attachment are partially inconsistent. The website also has links leading out of the vaasa.fi website, which are also not marked separately.

Accessibility requirements that are not being fulfilled

2.4.4 Purpose of the link (in context)

Reason why the requirement is not being fulfilled

Not yet in accordance with the requirements

Explain the reasons why you wish to point out a lack of accessibility. Also indicate a timetable for correcting the faults. How can the information / service be obtained in an alternative way?

The visuality of links are made in places where reasonably practical. Very difficult to arrange throughout the website.

Did you notice a lack of accessibility in our digital service? Let us know and we will do our best to fix it.

Provide accessibility feedback using this online form

Supervisory authority

If you notice accessibility issues with the site, first provide feedback to us, i.e. the site administrator. The response can take 14 days. If you are not satisfied with the answer you have received or do not receive a reply at all within two weeks, you can report it to the Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland (Etelä-Suomen aluehallintovirasto). The website of the Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland explains in detail how the notification can be made and how the matter is handled.

Contact details of the Authority

Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland
Accessibility Control Unit
www.saavutettavuusvaatimukset.fi
saavutettavuus(at)avi.fi
telephone switchboard 0295 016 000