Metropolia.fi is subject to the EU Accessibility Directive. The aim of the directive is to achieve equality of people in the digital society and uniform requirements for accessibility.

The Metropolia.fi site was published on 13.2.2020. The site accessibility standard is WCAG 2.1, AA level.

The requirements of the Directive have been taken into account in the development of the website and work will continue. The information in this statement is based on an expert assessment of accessibility.

  • carousels
  • video subtitles
  • alternative texts of images
  • use of pdf files
  • social media feeds - a third-party solution to be replaced in the near future

If you find any flaws in the accessibility of the site, you can send feedback by email to webmaster [at] metropolia.fi or use our feedback form.

We will respond to your feedback within five work days and actively work to remedy any deficiencies found in accessibility.

This statement was dated 13.2.2020.

Welcome, this is the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences accessibility statement.

This accessibility statement applies to www.metropolia.fi -website and is dated 05.02.2020. The accessibility of this digital service has been evaluated by Timo Lehtonen.

Accessibility status of the digital service

Does not meet critical accessibility requirements

The website is not yet fulfilling all the requirements

Perceivable

  • Incomplete form field labels
  • Inaccessible content and its deficiencies
  • The site has some missing label fields for form fields.
Accessibility requirements that are not met

1.1.1 Non-text Content

  • Alt texts missing from images that contain essential information
  • Inaccessible content and its deficiencies
  • Not all photos containing user-relevant information have been given alt text, or the alt text does not provide sufficient information.
Accessibility requirements that are not met

1.1.1 Non-text Content

  • Irrelevant alt texts cause a problem for screen reader users
  • Inaccessible content and its deficiencies
  • Images attached to navigation elements contain irrelevant alt-texts that interfere with users navigating with a screen reader.
Accessibility requirements that are not met

1.1.1 Non-text Content

  • There is no alt texts or subtitles for videos
  • Inaccessible content and its deficiencies
  • Not all videos are provided with the same information in text format, and not all videos are subtitled.
Accessibility requirements that are not met

1.2 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded)

1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded)

  • There is no role assigned to key UI components
  • Inaccessible content and its deficiencies
  • There are vital components on the site that are not assigned an accessible role that communicates to the screen reader the functionality of the user interface element. There are symbols in the social media feeds with no accessible name, and some tables are insufficiently titled.
  • Accessibility requirements that are not met

1.3.1 Info and Relationships

  • Lack of alternative link presentation
  • Inaccessible content and its deficiencies
  • Some links on this site use colour as the only means of demonstrating the functionality of the link.
  • Accessibility requirements that are not met

1.4.1 Use of Color

  • Insufficient contrast ratio in link texts
  • Inaccessible content and its deficiencies
  • Social media feeds contain link text with a contrast ratio below the requirement.
Accessibility requirements that are not met

1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum)

  • Lack of textual equivalent for infographics
  • Inaccessible content and its deficiencies
  • The site contains infographics that present its' content in addition to the image only in its alt text. The format of alt text is not suitable for the presentation of complex information of infographics.
Accessibility requirements that are not met

1.4.5 Images of Text

  • Operable
  • Inconsistent keyboard accessibility for carousel menus
  • Inaccessible content and its deficiencies
  • Using the carousel menus on the keyboard is inconsistent. The accessibility criterion is not met in any carousel menu implemented on the site.
Accessibility requirements that are not met

2.1.1 Keyboard

  • Keyboard focus is not shown
  • Inaccessible content and its deficiencies
  • Some UI elements on the site do not represent the keyboard focus, for example, with a blue border around the component.
  • Accessibility requirements that are not met

2.4.7 Focus Visible

  • Understandable
  • Error messages without instructions
  • Inaccessible content and its deficiencies
  • Forms provide error messages that do not provide the user with instructions on how to fix the input error.
  • Accessibility requirements that are not met

3.3.3 Error Suggestion

  • Robust
  • HTML markup language has errors
  • Inaccessible content and its deficiencies
  • The site has HTML markup errors such as nonunique ID tags.
Accessibility requirements that are not met

4.1.1 Parsing

  • The result of setting search filters is not communicated to the screen reader
  • Inaccessible content and its deficiencies
  • When the search term or the selections made in the search filters affect the search results, the change in the number of search results is not passed to the screen reader. This accessibility criterion is are met by any search filters implemented on the site.
Accessibility requirements that are not met

4.1.2 Name, Role, Value

  • There is no role assigned to accordion content
  • Inaccessible content and its deficiencies
  • The accordion elements do not have an accessible role, which provides the screen reader with the functionality and status of the accordion. The accessibility criterion is are met in any of the accordion elements implemented on the site.
Accessibility requirements that are not met
4.1.2 Name, Role, Value
  • No role assigned to carousel menus
  • Inaccessible content and its deficiencies
  • The carousel menus do not have an accessible role, which provides a screen reader with the functionality of the carousel menu. The accessibility criteria are not met in any carousel menu implemented on the site.
Accessibility requirements that are not met

4.1.2 Name, Role, Value

  • The link elements have no accessible title
  • Inaccessible content and its deficiencies
  • Link elements composing of text and image do not have an accessible title to pass the screen reader the destination page of the link. The accessibility criterion is not met in any text and image link element implemented on the site.
Accessibility requirements that are not met

4.1.2 Name, Role, Value

  • No role is assigned to the "Share" modal window
  • Inaccessible content and its deficiencies
  • "Share" modal window is not assigned an accessible role, which provides the screen reader with the function of the modal window. Keyboard focus does not automatically move into the modal window, which may confuse the screen reader user.
Accessibility requirements that are not met

4.1.2 Name, Role, Value

Did you notice the lack of accessibility in our digital service? Let us know, and we will do our best to solve the deficiency.

By online form

Give us accessibility feedback via this web form

By e-mail

webmaster [at] metropolia.fi

Supervising authority

If you notice accessibility issues on the site, first give us feedback, the webmaster. It may take up to 14 days to reply. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, or if you do not receive a response at all within two weeks, you can report to the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland (in Finnish). The Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland page gives details on how to make a notification and how to deal with it.

Contact details of the supervising authority

Etelä-Suomen aluehallintovirasto
Saavutettavuuden valvonnan yksikkö
www.saavutettavuusvaatimukset.fi
saavutettavuus [at] avi.fi
telephone 02 95 016 000