Accessibility statement for the website of the Office of the Chancellor of Justice

This accessibility statement concerns the website www.oikeuskansleri.fi.  The statement was created on 21 September 2020. Accessibility of the digital service has been assessed internally by the Office of the Chancellor of Justice.

The Office of the Chancellor of Justice has begun a project to upgrade its website. The new website is scheduled to be launched in 2021.

Current accessibility of the web service

The website meets critical accessibility requirements.

Non-accessible content in the service (numbered according to WCAG 2.1 criteria)

1.3.1 Info and Relationships

Documents in PDF format linked to the website do not generally contain structure elements that would make it simpler to perceive and understand the documents’ structure. The shortcoming does not prevent documents from being read using assistive technologies. The shortcomings may be corrected in the planned general upgrade of the website.

1.4.8 Visual Presentation

The background and text colours cannot be selected by the user. The feature is not an accessibility requirement imposed by law and does not prevent the use of the service. The feature may be added in the planned general upgrade of the website.

2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context)

Not all links that open a PDF file contain a description indicating that the link opens a file. However, testing shows that the purpose of such links is reasonably unambiguous and the information is accessible despite the shortcoming. The links will be corrected as the website is updated.

3.1.3 Unusual Words

The website contains legislative and administrative terminology. The feature is not an accessibility requirement imposed by law and does not prevent the use of the service. Where possible, texts published in the service use understandable, plain language. However, due to the legal nature of the  line of work of the Office of the Chancellor of Justice, the use of terminology cannot be entirely avoided.

3.1.5 Reading Level

The required reading level varies depending on the type of content. The feature is not an accessibility requirement imposed by law and does not prevent the use of the service. In particular, texts created for the service strive for clarity and understandability. On the other hand, the use of less understandable legal language and terminology cannot always be avoided in decisions, statements, opinions and other similar texts published on the website.

Mobile accessibility

The website does not have a simplified mobile version. A mobile version is not listed as a requirement in WCAG 2.1. The feature may be added in the planned general upgrade of the website. The standard desktop version of the service can be accessed on mobile devices.

How to give feedback on accessibility

We make continuous efforts to address accessibility issues detected in the service.

If you detect an accessibility issue in the service, please let us know and we will do our best to fix the issue.

You can report the issue by email to kirjaamo@okv.fi or using the feedback form on our website at http://www.okv.fi/en/contact/.

Supervisory authority

Under section 12 of the Act on the Provision of Digital Services, the supervisory authority does not have the right to supervise or audit the digital services of the offices of the Parliamentary Ombudsman or the Chancellor of Justice or issue orders to these regarding compliance with accessibility requirements.