Accessibility statement for Enter Finland

This accessibility statement concerns the online service EnterFinland.fi and was prepared on 21 August 2019. The online service Enter Finland is part of the online set of services provided by the Finnish Immigration Service.

 

The Enter Finland website

The Enter Finland website was originally published on 16.6.2015. Amendments to the accessibility of the complete website must be made by 23 September 2020. On 27 September 2018, the Enter Finland website launched an online service for counsels and representatives. This service must be accessible by 23 September 2019. The online service for counsels and representatives as well as the related general web pages have been updated for the version published on 21 August 2019. The accessibility assessment of the website is based on the Finnish Immigration Service’s own assessment as well as assessments made by the system vendor.

State of accessibility of the website

The website section ‘Enter Finland for Counsels and Representatives’ is partly compliant with the critical accessibility requirements of levels A and AA.

 

In this first stage, amendments have been made to the section ‘Enter Finland for Counsels and Representatives’. The entity includes the following web pages:

 

General pages:

 

Enter Finland for Counsels and Representatives:

 

The pages mentioned above have been subject to technical accessibility modifications so that they are now technically compliant with the accessibility requirements of levels A and AA. However, the pages have not yet been subject to technical modifications requiring visual modifications, or to certain stand-alone non-visual technical modifications that will be listed below.

 

The textual contents of the said pages have also been reviewed and revised in order to make the text explicit and comprehensive.

Contents that are not compliant with accessibility requirements

Parts of the service are not yet compliant with accessibility requirements

 

In the first stage of the accessibility assessment, only the pages listed under "State of accessibility of the website" have been reviewed and modified to comply with accessibility requirements.

 

The rest of the website, as well as documents in connection to the website will be assessed and modified to be accessible by 23 September 2020.

 

Visual shortcomings:

The now modified pages have not yet received any contrast modifications or other visual modifications. The accessibility check identified a number of visual accessibility issues on the web pages:

 

 

Reason for shortcomings: Modifying the colours requires more planning and more time for preparation. The planning process has been initiated. Modifying the colours is connected to the agency’s internal projects renewing the visual image and colour scheme of the agency, as well as rethinking the visual design and the website structure of the online service Enter Finland. For this reason, it was not possible to modify the colours at this stage merely to comply with accessibility requirements. The visual modifications will be made in the service as soon as it is possible.

 

Technical shortcomings:

In addition to the visual shortcomings, the now modified pages have not yet been subject to certain technical modifications that will be made later. The following non-visual technical modifications required have been identified, but have not yet been made:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shortcomings in content:

The content of the pages now modified has been reviewed and revised to make the language comprehensible and explicit. The texts have not been revised externally.

 

Conduction of the accessibility assessment

Due to limited resources, the accessibility of the website has not been evaluated externally. The system vendor has conducted an accessibility assessment. The accessibility assessment was conducted using the following accessibility tools and web pages:

 

Text-to-speech testing:

http://www.nvda-project.org/

 

Tool used in the accessibility check:

https://accessibilityinsights.io/en/

 

Web pages used as information sources in the accessibility check:

http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/

https://webaim.org/articles/visual/blind

https://www.w3.org/WAI/perspective-videos/speech/

http://www.perkinselearning.org/videos/webcast/accessible-technology-options-blind-and-visually-impaired-reader

https://www.afb.org/blindness-and-low-vision/using-technology/using-computer/part-ii-experienced-computer-user-new-1

https://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/

https://blog.prototypr.io/the-new-guidelines-in-wcag-2-1-explained-c26e62b196f2

https://medium.com/c2-group/wcag-2-1-guidelines-explained-with-examples-5c7c5d8b69eb

 

Checklist:

https://webaim.org/standards/wcag/WCAG2Checklist.pdf

 

Online tutorials used:

https://viewer.books24x7.com/VideoViewer.aspx?bookid=131104

https://viewer.books24x7.com/VideoViewer.aspx?bookid=131109

https://viewer.books24x7.com/VideoViewer.aspx?bookid=131114

https://www.lynda.com/Web-Design-tutorials/Accessibility-Web-Design/606090-2.html

 

Accessibility testing

The web pages have been tested and will be tested in future with automated accessibility testing, applying the following tools:

https://accessibilityinsights.io/en/

http://www.nvda-project.org/

https://pa11y.org/

 

The web pages will also receive manual accessibility testing, focusing especially on the following issues:

Feedback on accessibility

We aim to make our services accessible for as many as possible. We are always looking to improve the accessibility of our services and appreciate all feedback.

 

There are several ways to send feedback:

 

Your feedback will be processed by the unit responsible for dealing with the issue in question. The feedback given using the form on the website is regularly monitored by the Customer Relations and Communications Unit.

Filing a complaint

You have the right to file an accessibility complaint with the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland, which is the authority responsible for overseeing compliance with the statutory accessibility requirements in Finland. Complaints can only be filed after the transition period regarding the statutory accessibility requirements is over.

 

Address:

REGIONAL STATE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCY FOR SOUTHERN FINLAND

Postal address: PL 150, 13101 HÄMEENLINNA

saavutettavuus@avi.fi

kirjaamo.etela@avi.fi

Preparation and updating of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 21 August 2019.