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Accessibility Statement of UTUPub-Repository of the University of Turku

This accessibility statement applies to the UTUPub-Repository of the University of Turku. This statement was written on 16th September 2020. Its English translation was published on 4th December 2020. The statement was last updated on 22nd February 2022.

Web address of UTUPub: https://www.utupub.fi/

Contact information: julkaisut(at)utu.fi.

The digital repository UTUPub is the institutional repository of the University of Turku established in 2007. The repository also contains materials that have been retrospectively digitised. The oldest materials are from the 17th century.

Accessibility Assessment of the Digital Service

The University of Turku is responsible for the accessibility of the publications stored in the repository and has also conducted the accessibility assessment of the publications.

The National Library of Finland is responsible for and has evaluated the accessibility of the user interface.

Non-accessible content

The repository also contains content that is not within the scope of the applicable legislation.

Accessibility Status of the Service

This website is compliant with critical accessibility requirements. The website is not yet fully compliant with all the requirements.

Accessibility of the Publications

Some of the repository’s contents do not meet the accessibility requirements in accordance with the AA level criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. The following deficiencies have been noted in the attachments uploaded after 23rd September 2018:

Editing publications with accessibility deficiencies into accessible documents

If necessary, the University of Turku strives to deliver a non-accessible document in another, accessible format to the user according to their individual needs.

The University of Turku is constantly developing accessibility and seeks solutions to solve deficiencies and to bring publications up to the standard required by the law.

Accessibility of the User Interface

The following deficiencies have been found in assessing the accessibility of the User Interface:

Perceivable

Deficiencies in the accessibility of forms and images

Some of the images lack text alternatives. Some fields on the input form are missing labels (label elements). The input form is visible only to signed-in users.

Unfulfilled accessibility requirements:

Deficiencies in the accessibility of headings and structure

On some pages, the levels of the headings are not logical.

Unfulfilled accessibility requirements:

The contrast ratio between text and its background is not always sufficient

On the input form, the color red is used as a means of attracting attention, and the contrast ratio of the buttons on the form is not sufficient. The input form is visible only to signed-in users.

Unfulfilled accessibility requirements:

Operable

When assistive technologies are used, repeated blocks of content cannot be skipped

The pages do not provide a Skip to main content link or an alternative logical heading structure. The primary content of the page is therefore not easily accessible when assistive technologies are used.

Unfulfilled accessibility requirements:

Deficiencies in page titles

The Title (title element) of some pages is not informative.

Unfulfilled accessibility requirements:

The clarity of link texts related to publications is insufficient

Some of the links on the site are not completely clear without the surrounding context, and their target can be unclear (for instance, View More links).

Unfulfilled accessibility requirements:

Understandable

Language of page is not defined

On some pages, the language definition is missing.

Unfulfilled accessibility requirements:

Language of Parts of Page is not defined

On some pages, there are parts written in a different language from the page itself. There are pages where the language of the parts is not defined.

Unfulfilled accessibility requirements:

Notification of Accessibility Deficiencies

If you noticed accessibility deficiencies on our site, please tell us. We will do our best to fix them.

Send Notification via e-mail

Surveillance Authority

If you notice any accessibility deficiencies on our site, you should first provide feedback to us, that is, the administrator of the site. The reply can take up to 14 days. If you are not satisfied with the answer or if you do not receive one at all within two weeks, you can file a notification with the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland. The webpage of the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland provides detailed instructions on how to file a notification and how the matter is processed.

Contact Information of the Surveillance Authority

Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland
Supervisory unit for web accessibility
www.saavutettavuusvaatimukset.fi
saavutettavuus(at)avi.fi
Telephone (switch): 0295 016 000