Accessibility means that as many different people as possible can use online services as smoothly as possible. Accessibility is the consideration of the diversity of people in the design and implementation of online services. Accessibility is essential for some people and beneficial for all of us. Consideration of accessibility is usually also good planning.

Accessibility is linked to the European Union’s Accessibility Directive, which in turn refers to the criteria of the international WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines).

We are building up our new site, launched in September 2022, to meet the accessibility criteria. However, in the transition period some deficiencies may occur.

Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to the web service and was created on 2 September 2022. The service is subject to the law on the provision of digital services, which requires that public online services must be accessible. After the transition period when the new site is fully functional, the accessibility of the service will be assessed by an external expert organisation.

The website is not yet fully compliant with the requirements

Perceivable: Images’ alternative texts
Inaccessible content and its deficiencies:
Some of the website’s images still lack alternative texts.

Accessibility requirement not met:
1.1.1: Non-text Content

Operable: Links in texts
Inaccessible content and its deficiencies:
The website has a lot of articles and texts with links that are not yet in an accessible form.

Accessibility requirement not met:
2.4.4: Link Purpose (In Context)

Did you notice an accessibility deficiency?

Did you notice an accessibility deficiency in our digital service? Please notify us of any accessibility deficiencies by writing to editor(at)

If you notice accessibility issues on the website, first leave your feedback with us, the administrators of the website. It may take up to 14 days to receive an answer. If you are not satisfied with the answer or do not receive an answer from us within two weeks, you may file a complaint with the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland. The agency website has detailed instructions (in Finnish and Swedish only) on how to file a complaint and how the issue will be handled.

Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland
Accessibility supervision unit
Phone +358 2950 16000 (switchboard)

We are continuously working to improve accessibility

We are committed to improving the accessibility of our digital services. We will continue to work on the accessibility deficiencies of our website and aim to have the site to meet all requirements by early 2023.