Accessi­bility statement

Sisu student information system

The higher education institution aims to guarantee the accessibility of the Sisu student information system in accordance with the Act on the Provision of Digital Services 306/2019 (in Finnish).

This accessibility statement applies to the Sisu student information system and is based on an accessibility audit of Sisu’s student interface. It describes the status of the system’s accessibility and lists the content and features that do not conform to the accessibility guidelines.

Accessibility compliance status

This system does not comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WGAC) 2.1 at level AA. Non-compliances with the guidelines are described below.

Sisu’s accessibility is being constantly improved, but as Sisu is a vast system, identifying and fixing all the issues takes time. Though the sections in the following list of non-accessible content cannot be yet regarded as fully fixed, improvements are being made as the development of Sisu progresses.

Non-accessible content

The service does not yet fully abide by the Act on the Provision of Digital Services 306/2019.

The following content and/or features do not yet conform to the guidelines:

  1. Contrast (WCAG 1.4.3, WCAG 1.4.11)
  2. Keyboard usage (WCAG 2.1.1, WCAG 1.4.13)
  3. Structure and relations of the content (WCAG 1.3.1, WCAG 1.3.2)
  4. Mismatches between visible labels and programmatic names (WCAG 2.5.3)
  5. Controls (WCAG 4.1.2)
  6. Focus visible (WCAG 2.4.7)
  7. Scalability (WCAG 1.4.10)
  8. Focus order (WCAG 2.4.3)
  9. Messages for screen readers (WCAG 3.3.1, 4.1.3)
  10. Text alternatives for icons (WCAG 1.1.1)
  11. Surprising changes in content (WCAG 3.2.2)
  12. Instructions without visual elements (WCAG 3.3.2)
  13. Language settings (WCAG 3.1.2)

Composition of this accessibility statement

This statement has been composed on August 7, 2020.

The statement is based on an evaluation by a third party of whether the website conforms to the requirements of (EU) Directive 2016/2012. The accessibility of the website has been evaluated by Eficode Oy.

The latest inspection of the statement was done on October 3, 2022.

Accessibility feedback and contact information

We are happy to receive suggestions for improvement, comments, and questions regarding this service and its accessibility by email to sisu-info@helsinki.fi.

If you are unable to use Sisu due to the accessibility issues, please contact the University’s accessibility liaison. More information can be found on the page Special arrangements support studies.

Supervisory authority

If you notice accessibility issues on the website, you should first send your accessibility feedback to the site administrator. Receiving a reply to your feedback can take 14 days. If you are not satisfied with the answer or you do not get an answer within 14 days, you can send a request for clarification to the supervisory authority.

Contact information of the supervisory authority

Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland Accessibility supervision unit saavutettavuus­vaatimukset.fi saavutettavuus@­avi.fi online form (in Finnish) telephone switchboard 0295 016 000