Accessibility Statement

Published 17.09.2020

Last checked 22.09.2020

This statement concerns the website BlueAdapt.fi website, which is the responsibility of the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE and maintained by Demos Helsinki.

The site is subject to the Act on the Provision of Digital Services.

Current accessibility

We have reviewed the website to verify whether it meets the level AA accessibility requirements of WCAG 2.1. The website meets the accessibility requirements partially.

In September and October 2020, we will be correcting a few issues, such as the text on images and the plain language of the links. We will also check the alt text of images, font contrasts, and invest into plain language. We will also identify and correct the main technical accessibility issues.

It is possible that some of the website’s functions cannot be made to conform to the accessibility requirements without significant changes and costs.

Given the limited duration of the BlueAdapt project (three years) and the limited resources of the project, we have estimated that compliance with all accessibility requirements currently imposes a disproportionate burden on the BlueAdapt project.

The following functions do not comply with the accessibility requirements, because we have not been able to fully conform to these requirements due to the large amount of work needed to do so:

– colour and text contrasts

– text alternatives of images

– plain language of links

– infographics

The following functions are not accessible, because the accessibility legislation does not apply to them:

– Video and audio published before 23.9.2020: podcasts, video on 7.5.2019 and recording of seminar on 25-26.9.2018: seminar and public lecture.

– Third-party content not funded, developed or monitored by SYKE

In the future, we will pay more attention to these problem areas. When adding new content to our website, our aim will be to make this content accessible.

Contact information and feedback on the website’s accessibility

If you would like to access information or a service that is currently not accessible in an alternate way, please send us email at saavutettavuus@ymparisto.fi.

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Finland
Tel. +358 (0)295 252 001

At SYKE, accessibility issues and feedback are mainly handled by the administration and communications services. You have the right to give us feedback on our website’s accessibility. We will be extremely grateful for all comments, questions and improvement suggestions, because we want to make our services as accessible as possible. You can contact us regarding accessibility at saavutettavuus@ymparisto.fi.

You also have the right to request a clarification regarding our website’s accessibility or lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority if our response has been unsatisfactory. You can find more information and the instructions on the supervisory authority’s website at www.saavutettavuusvaatimukset.fi.