Accessibility Statement of the Public Website of the University of Turku

This accessibility statement concerns the public website of the University of Turku created using the Drupal 10 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 (2016/2102/EU). 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 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 has been improved on the website:

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

Drafting this accessibility statement

This statement, which focuses on accessibility, was drafted on the 16th of September, 2019. Its foundation is built upon the original Drupal 8 content management framework, which was implemented when establishing the new University of Turku's public website.

This statement is based on an accessibility evaluation conducted for the website in July 2019. This comprehensive analysis was carried out by Wunder Finland Ltd.

Over the course of the website's lifecycle, we have committed to continuous improvements, enhancing various elements via systematic updates and accessibility fixes.

The original evaluation involved a thorough comparison of content templates, elements, and functions. These were benchmarked against the AA level of the WCAG 2.1 standard and other general recommendations. To ensure a comprehensive review, the evaluation was predominantly conducted using three major web browsers: Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.

Furthermore, the testing took into account the needs of users with disabilities, testing our assistive technology support primarily 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

Inaccessible Content

Embedded Elements

Although the university aims to provide as accessible a website as possible, the website includes embedded elements, typically maintained by third parties. These elements may include, for example, videos, maps, or social media feeds. 

As the web administration team does not directly review the accessibility of these embedded elements, we cannot guarantee their compliance with WCAG 2.1 recommendations.

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