Accessibility Statement of the Public utu.fi Website of the University of Turku

This accessibility statement concerns the public utu.fi website of the University of Turku created using the Drupal 8 content management framework.

The University of Turku seeks to ensure the accessibility of its website in compliance with the Web Accessibility Directive of the European Parliament. In Finland, the Web Accessibility Directive is implemented by the act on offering digital services.

Compliance status

In its entirety, the accessibility of the public utu.fi website of the University of Turku largely complies with the requirements.

Positive aspects include the scalability of text, functionality of several customised user interface elements, text contrast largely complying with the requirements, and several ways to navigate.

Primarily, the accessibility of the following features will be improved on the website:

  • Main menu
  • Highlighted elements
  • Reliability of elements that can be expanded on different browsers

Drafting this accessibility statement

This accessibility statement has been drafted on 16 September 2019. The basis for the statement is the accessibility evaluation carried out for the public utu.fi website of the University of Turku in July 2019. The evaluation was carried out by Wunder Finland Ltd. 

The evaluation included comparing content templates, elements, and functions against the AA level of the WCAG 2.1 standard as well as general recommendations. The evaluation was mainly carried out using the Safari, Chrome, and Firefox browsers. Assistive technology support was mainly tested with macOS’s built-in VoiceOver screen reader.

The purpose of the accessibility evaluation was to assess the ease of use and, above all, the accessibility of both data and services from the following perspectives:

  • intelligibility of content
  • motoric limitations
  • cognitive limitations
  • sight and hearing defects
  • versatility of navigation
  • assistive technology support

Especially the following parts and content types of the website were reviewed in the accessibility evaluation:

  • Front page
  • Landing pages
  • Navigation
  • Website search
  • Education search
  • Basic page
  • News
  • Press release
  • Public defence of doctoral dissertation
  • Event

Feedback and contact information

If you do not think that the website complies with the statutory accessibility requirement or you want to ask for information in accessible format, please send feedback on accessibility using this online form. You can also send email to communications@utu.fi.