Accessibility of Certificate support services

This accessibility statement explains how well the online service for Certificate support services complies with the Act on the Provision of Digital Services, what shortcomings there are in the accessibility of the website and how you can give us feedback on accessibility problems.

The Digital and Population Data Services Agency is responsible for this online service. We want as many users as possible to be able to access our digital services. We take accessibility into account in the development of digital services.

How accessible is the website?

This online service largely meets the A and AA level accessibility criteria required by law (WCAG criteria 2.1). The online service has some shortcomings in accessibility, which are described in more detail below.

Did you notice any gaps in accessibility?

We are constantly striving to improve the accessibility of the online service. If you observe any issues that are not described on this page, please let us know and we will do our best to fix any shortcomings. We will respond to requests and comments as soon as possible, but no later than within two weeks. You can contact us by sending an email to saavutettavuus(at)

Accessibility monitoring

The Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland monitors the implementation of accessibility requirements. If you are not satisfied with the response you have received or you do not receive a response at all within two weeks, you can give feedback to the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland. The website of the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland provides detailed information on how to file a complaint and how the matter will be processed.

Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland
Accessibility Monitoring Unit
Accessibility Requirements website (in Finnish and Swedish)
Telephone (switchboard) +358 295 016 000

More detailed information on technical accessibility

The online service is not yet fully accessible.

Content or features that are not yet accessible

  • Headings have not been marked as headings. (WCAG 1.3.1, 2.4.6)
  • Certain colour combinations do not meet the minimum contrast requirement. (WCAG 1.4.3)
  • The focus order is not logical. (WCAG 1.3.2, 2.4.3)  
  • Keyboard access is not consistent. (WCAG 2.1.1)
  • There is no way to bypass blocks of content. (WCAG 2.4.1)
  • The page title remains the same throughout the online service. (WCAG 2.4.2)
  • The focus is not visible in all user interface elements. (WCAG 2.4.7)
  • The language of the online service has not been marked properly. English terminology in the Finnish and Swedish versions has not been marked as being in English. (WCAG 3.1.1, 3.1.2)
  • Not all user interface elements can be programmatically determined. Menus are not announced correctly via assistive technologies. Form elements have not been programmatically associated and grouped. Expandable sections have not been implemented correctly. (WCAG 1.3.1, 4.1.2)  
  • Not all status messages are conveyed via assistive technologies. Confirmation of user actions is not always given via the screen reader. (WCAG 4.1.3)
  • An effort will be made to correct the shortcomings listed in this statement during 2021.

How have we tested accessibility?

The observations in this accessibility statement are based on a third-party assessment of whether the online service meets legal requirements.

The online service was published on 25 February 2020.
This statement was prepared on 18 September 2020.
The statement was last updated on 18 September 2020.

Act on the Provision of Digital Services (306/2019) (in Finnish and Swedish)
Accessibility Requirements website (in Finnish and Swedish)