Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to the website “Helsinki for Human Rights” of the City of Helsinki. The site address is https://ihmisoikeudet.hel.fi

Statutory provisions applicable to the website

This website was published after 23 September 2018. The website must fulfil statutory accessibility requirements.

The objective of the city

As regards the accessibility of digital services, Helsinki aims to reach at least Level AA or above as set forth in the WCAG guidelines in so far as is reasonably practical.

Compliance status

This website meets the statutory accessibility requirements in full.

Preparing an accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 17.11.2020.

Assessment of accessibility

The accessibility evaluation has been carried out in accordance with the City of Helsinki’s working instruction and methods, the aim of which is to ensure the accessibility of the website in all working phases.

The accessibility has been checked using programmatic accessibility checking and manual checking of the website and the contents. The programmatic checking has been carried out by means of Siteimprove’s automatic accessibility checking tool and browser extension.

External expert auditing has been carried out by the Helsinki Service Center.

Updating the accessibility statement

When website technology or content changes, its accessibility must be ensured through constant monitoring and periodic checks. This statement will be updated in conjunction with website changes and accessibility evaluations.

Feedback and contact information

The entity responsible for site accessibility: The party in charge of the accessibility of the website is Helsinki City Executive Office/Communications/ Nitin Sood, nitin.sood@hel.fi.

Reporting non-accessible content

If a user feels that accessibility requirements have not been met, they can report the issue by e-mail to nitin.sood@hel.fi or through the feedback form at https://www.hel.fi/feedback.

Requesting information in an accessible format

If a user feels that content on a website is not available in an accessible format, they can request for this information by e-mail at helsinki.palaute@hel.fi  or through the feedback form at https://www.hel.fi/feedback. The aim is to reply to the enquiry within a reasonable time frame.

Legal protection of accessibility, Enforcement procedure

If a user feels that their report or enquiry has not received a response or that the response is unsatisfactory, they can report the issue to the Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland. The website of the Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland explains in detail how the matter will be processed.

Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland
Accessibility monitoring unit
www.saavutettavuusvaatimukset.fi
saavutettavuus@avi.fi
Telephone exchange +358 295 016 000
Open: Mon-Fri at 8:00–16:15

The City of Helsinki and accessibility

The objective of the city of Helsinki is to be an accessible city to all. Helsinki aims to ensure that all residents are able to move about and act as effortlessly as possible and that all content and services are accessible to all.

The city promotes accessibility of digital services by streamlining publishing work and organising accessibility-related training for its staff.

The accessibility level of websites is monitored constantly during their maintenance. Immediate action will be taken if deficiencies are found. The aim is to carry out the necessary amendments as quickly as possible.

The disabled and users of assistive technologies

The city provides counselling and support for the disabled and users of assistive technologies. Support is available on guidance sites announced on the city’s website and through telephone counselling. https://www.hel.fi/kanslia/neuvonta-en