This Accessibility Statement applies to the website of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, www.uudenmaanliitto.fi (in all languages available), and was issued on 25 April 2022. The Act on the Provision of Digital Services obliges the public sector to comply with accessibility requirements in its digital services.
The information offered in this statement is based on both self-assessment and the Siteimprove Accessibility Checker.
How accessible are our digital services?
Our services comply partially with the criteria of the latest version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, i.e. the criteria of level A and AA of WCAG 2.1 guidelines.
The users of our website might still encounter some accessibility problems. A list of those we are aware of will follow. If you notice a shortcoming not listed, please let us know about it.
Contents not covered by the accessibility requirements:
- Maps not aimed for navigation (for instance our regional land use plans)
- Our regional plan map service (In Finnish and Swedish) or our geographic information service Lataamo (In Finnish)
- Files published before 23 September 2018.
Contents or functions not entirely accessible:
- Some PDF, Word and Excel files are not in accordance with all the accessibility requirements.
- Interactive data visualizations made by Power BI or Everviz programmes do not meet all the accessibility requirements.
Notification of non-accessible contents
Did you notice some accessibility shortcomings on our website? Let us know about them and we will do our best to correct them.
Please contact us
Supervisory authority on accessibility
If you notice any shortcomings in accessibility on our website, please submit your first feedback directly to us. It might take us up until 14 days to provide you with an answer. If you are not satisfied, or if you do not receive a reply at all from us within 14 days, you may give feedback to the Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland that is enforcing the compliance with accessibility requirements. On the website of the Agency, you will find more detailed information about how to make a complaint or send a request clarification, and how it is dealt with.
Contact information of the supervisory authority:
The Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland
The unit for supervising accessibility
www.webaccessibility.fi(You are transferring to another service)
Phone (switchboard): +358 295 016000
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