This accessibility statement pertains to the website of the University of Eastern Finland available at https://www.uef.fi, and it has been drawn up on 20 April 2020.
The accessibility of the website has been assessed by the technical provider of our website, Exove Ltd. In addition, we at the University of Eastern Finland have also reviewed the website by using the Siteimprove and Wave services.
The uef.fi website was published in 2009, and the first major redesign of the website took place in 2015. The latest major website redesign was completed on 20 April 2020. The accessibility requirements have guided the layout design of, and content production for, our new website. In addition to our new website, we still have some websites available on our old server, and these websites aren’t fully accessible. However, they will be redesigned on new servers in 2020, at which point they, too, will become accessible, or they will be archived as such.
All of the University of Eastern Finland’s websites, mobile applications and content available on these must be accessible. Accessibility in a digital environment means that as many people as possible are able to use the digital services provided despite user, situation or technology specific differences. The accessibility requirements are based on the Act on the Provision of Digital Services and on the EU’s Web Accessibility Directive.
Accessibility status of the digital service
Partially compliant with the accessibility requirements
Our website is undergoing a gradual reform. The newly released sections of the website meet the AA level accessibility requirements, which we have set as our goal.
Some of the files linked to our website (e.g. doc, pdf) do not yet comply with the accessibility requirements. These will be fixed and made accessible as the website is updated.
Furthermore, some of the campus maps linked to our website aren’t fully accessible, and their accessibility is currently being improved.
Not covered by legislation
- Office suite files (e.g. doc, pdf, odt) which have been published before 23 September 2018.
- Website content available on the old uef.fi server which has been archived before 23 September 2019.
- Video and audio recordings which have been published before 23 September 2020.
- Live video streams and audio broadcasts which are not recorded for storing or republishing.
We are committed to enhancing the accessibility of our digital services, and we are continuously working to improve it. Among our recent improvements are, e.g., transcripts of podcasts embedded on our website.
For users to whom our digital services remain inaccessible, we offer special support. If this is the case, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you discover an accessibility issue in our digital service?
Please let us know, and we’ll do our best to fix the issue!
You can give feedback relating to accessibility via this electronic form or by sending an email to email@example.com.
If you discover an accessibility issue on our website, please give us, i.e. the website administrators, feedback first. Please note that it may take up to 14 days to reply to your feedback. If you are not satisfied with our response or if you receive no response at all within two weeks, you can lodge a complaint with the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland. The website of the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland explains, in detail, how you can lodge a complaint and how the matter will be processed.
Contact information for the supervisory authority:
Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland
Accessibility oversight unit
Telephone number 0295 016 000 (switchboard)