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Below this page you can find the accessibility statements for valvira.fi and our e-services.
This accessibility statement tells you how the valvira.fi e-service complies withthe Act on the Provision of Digital Services (306/2019), what the shortcomings of the site are and how you can give us feedback about accessibility issues.
This accessibility statement is dated 23 September 2020. Valvira has assessed site availability in cooperation with the technical provider of the site. An accessibility audit of the Valvira.fi site will be conducted later in 2020 and this accessibility statement will be updated on the basis of this audit.
Valvira’s site largely meets the level A and AA criteria of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.
Valvira’s website was published in its present form in May 2015. We are working the whole time to improve the accessibility of our e-service. We will endeavour to rectify the shortcomings in the web content of the service by the end of June 2021.
We will endeavour to rectify during 2021 the accessibility shortcomings in the downloadable documents published since 23 September 2018. Downloadable documents published prior to 23 September 2018 will be made accessible on request and in conjunction with other updating work. All Valvira’s service forms will, on request, be made available in accessible format. We will endeavour to rectify the shortcomings in video subtitling and audio descriptions during 2021.
The content mentioned below has not yet been made accessible due to the unreasonable burden this causes.
Web content of the service (efforts will be made to rectify shortcomings by the end of June 2021):
The service content may contain some images for which no text alternative has been specified (WCAG 1.1.1).
The service contains content that has not been formatted using semantic elements to determine structure or markup (WCAG 1.3.1).
There may be shortcomings in heading levels, for example some heading levels have been skipped over (WCAG 1.3.1).
The blog comment button is not clearly marked as a button (WCAG 3.2.2).
Downloadable documents (efforts will be made to rectify shortcomings during 2021):
Some downloadable documents contain diagrams which have no descriptive text alternative (WCAG 1.1.1).
Some downloadable documents can have layout issues, such as headings with no heading levels, that hamper screen reader use (WCAG 1.3.1).
Some downloadable documents can have contrast problems (WCAG 1.4.3).
Videos (efforts will be made to rectify shortcomings during 2021):
The applicable legislation does not cover some content
The following content and/or functions are not available because the Act on the Provision of Digital Services 306/2019 does not apply to the content concerned.
Web content published before 23 September 2019, which can be considered as being archived. No changes will be made to archived web content and nor will it be updated. Examples of such content in the Valvira.fi service include news and blogs published before 23 September 2019.
Feedback and contact information
You have the right, on reasonable grounds, to obtain any information you need in an accessible format in order to clarify or implement or execute your interests, rights or obligations. If you are unable to obtain such information in an accessible format from our e-service, you can email a request to the email address below. We will respond to your request as soon as possible and within two weeks of your request at the latest.
Valvira’s Communications is responsible for processing site accessibility feedback. If you notice accessibility issues on our site, please tell us.
If you need an accessible service form, you can email a request to the address below.
Oversight of accessibility
The Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland oversees the implementation of accessibility requirements in Finland. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from us, you can submit a notification to the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland. The Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland website explains in detail how to submit a notification and how the matter is processed.
The Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland’s contact information:
Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland
Accessibility oversight unit
Telephone (switchboard) +358 29 5016 000
Read more about accessibility requirements at Saavutettavuusvaatimukset (saavutettavuusvaatimukset.fi) (in Finnish and Swedish only)