Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement concerning University of Eastern Finland Web service at is dated 18th September 2019. The statement has been updated on 22nd September 2020 and 18.2.2021. The accessibility of the website has been assessed by a third party using instruments. In addition, we at the University of Eastern Finland have also reviewed the website.

UEF Connect is published 25th September 2018. The accessibility requirements have guided the layout design of, and content production for, our new web service. The Web service is currently being developed to provide better information and further improve accessibility.

All of the University of Eastern Finland’s websites and web services, mobile applications and content available on these must be accessible. The accessibility requirements are based on the Act on the Provision of Digital Services and on the EU’s Web Accessibility Directive. Accessibility in a digital environment means that as many people as possible are able to use the digital services provided despite user, situation or technology specific differences.

We are committed to enhancing the accessibility of our digital services, and we are continuously working to improve it. For users to whom our digital services remain inaccessible, we offer special support. If this is the case, please contact us at

Accessibility status of the digital service

Partially compliant with the AA level accessibility requirements. There is some content on the web service which accessibility will be improved as the web service is updated in year 2021.

Non-compliant content

Non-accessible content has been detected in this service. It concerns some of the files added by the content providers. Guidance and training of the large group of users will take time. We are constantly working to make files more accessible.

  • Alternative texts for the videos of personal profiles and research groups are not directly with the embedded data. The embedded video field will be developed so that an alternative text can be included directly in the embedding.
  • Profile pages’ headings are not entirely logical. Specification and formatting of heading setting are updated.

Not covered by legislation

Web service may contain office suite files (e.g. doc, pdf, odt) which have been published before 23 September 2018 added by the content providers.

Did you discover an accessibility issue in our web service?

Please let us know, and we’ll do our best to fix the issue!

You can give feedback relating to accessibility via this electronic form or by sending an email to

Supervisory authority

If you notice the accessibility problems in our digital service, give the feedback first to the web service administrator. The reply can take up to 14 days. If you are not satisfied to our reply or don’t receive any reply in two weeks, you can send feedback to Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland. The web pages of agency explains how to make a complaint and how it will be dealt with.

Contact information of surveillance authority

Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland
Surveillance Unit for Accessibility
Switchboard number: 0295 016 000