Accessibility Statement

National Parks Finland’s online service is governed by the Act on Providing Digital Services (306/2019), which is based on Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies.

Digital service availability status

The service meets critical accessibility requirements.


Exceptions to accessibility

The site has content that is not yet fully accessible:

No text equivalents are available for additional content in 360 images (WGAC 1.1.1). The aim is to provide text equivalents by the end of 2020.

Additional content for 360 images will include text in image format (WGAC 1.4.5.) The aim is to provide text equivalents for the images by the end of 2020.

Navigation of 360 images is not possible from the keyboard (WGAC 2.1.1). With the technical solution currently in use, keyboard navigability cannot be implemented. The mapping of alternative technical solutions is ongoing.

PDF files. There are flaws in the programmatic notation of the files that make them difficult for the screen reader to interpret. They also feature texts with low contrast. The content of the brochures implemented as PDF files can be found in an accessible format on the website. (WCAG 1.3.1, 1.4.3, 2.4.2, 3.3.1)

The above shortcomings (with the exception of content not covered by the law) will be remedied as soon as possible. The reachability statement will be completed as soon as the detected errors have been corrected.

The following content is not available because they are not covered by the applicable legislation (Law on the provision of digital services 306/2019)

Audio and video content released before 9/23/2020. Audio and video content lacks subtitles and / or descriptive interpretation. Audio or video content released prior to September 23, 2020 is not required by law to be made retrospectively accessible or removed.


We invite you to submit any accessibility-related feedback and improvement recommendations at rannikko(at) It may take up to 14 days to receive a reply.

Supervisory authority

If you are not satisfied with the reply that you receive or you do not receive a reply within two weeks, you can file a complaint with the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland. The agency’s website provides clear instructions concerning how to file a complaint and how the matter will be handled.

Contact information for the supervisory authority:

Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland
Supervision Unit for Accessibility (in Finnish and in Swedish)
Telephone number (switchboard) +358 295 016 000

This statement was compiled on 23 September 2019