Web accessibility statement for Tampere Universities

Web accessibility statement for Tampere Universities 
Publication date: 16 January 2020
Organisation: Tampere Universities 
Website/application: www.tuni.fi
The accessibility of the digital service has been assessed by third party.
This statement is based on the assessment conducted by third party and will be updated as the identified issues are resolved. 

The digital service referred to herein partly meets the critical Level A and AA requirements.

The digital service contains non-accessible content as listed below

The service contains files that do not meet the accessibility requirements

Forms and files in PFD format are not compatible with screen readers.

WCAG2: 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value: For all user interface components (including but not limited to: form elements, links and components generated by scripts), the name and role can be programmatically determined; states, properties, and values that can be set by the user can be programmatically set; and notification of changes to these items is available to user agents, including assistive technologies. (Level A)
WCAG2: 2.4.3 Focus Order: If a Web page can be navigated sequentially and the navigation sequences affect meaning or operation, focusable components receive focus in an order that preserves meaning and operability. (Level A)

Problems with video clips

Users are not alerted to all the links that open in a new tab. There are HTML headings that do not correspond to the structure of the remaining page. Users can user keyboard-based commands to play a video, but in some browsers it is not possible to pause a video because the necessary button disappears from the interface.

WCAG2: 2.1.1 Keyboard: All functionality of the content is operable through a keyboard interface without requiring specific timings for individual keystrokes, except where the underlying function requires input that depends on the path of the user's movement and not just the endpoints. (Level A)
WCAG2: 1.3.1 Info and Relationships: Information, structure, and relationships conveyed through presentation can be programmatically determined or are available in text. (Level A)

Problems with the YouTube video player

The YouTube video player on the website contains links that open in a new tab or lead to an external site, but the user is provided no advance warning. The framework of the video player contains HTML headings that are structured differently from the other HTML headings on the page.

WCAG2: 3.2.4 Consistent Identification: Components that have the same functionality within a set of Web pages are identified consistently. (Level AA)
WCAG2: 1.3.1 Info and Relationships: Information, structure, and relationships conveyed through presentation can be programmatically determined or are available in text. (Level A) 

Button that closes the chat services is unclearly described

The chat window is closed with a button that is identified as “x” to assistive technologies. Some screen readers take the letter “x” to mean “multiplied by”.

WCAG2: 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value: For all user interface components (including but not limited to: form elements, links and components generated by scripts), the name and role can be programmatically determined; states, properties, and values that can be set by the user can be programmatically set; and notification of changes to these items is available to user agents, including assistive technologies. (Level A)

Use of the advanced search unexpectedly changes the browsing context

When a user conducts an advanced search and selects, for example, one of the checkboxes on the screen, the advanced search functions disappear from the screen and the displayed search results change dynamically to correspond to the selected checkbox before the user confirms the selection. The user is not given an advance warning of the changing context.

WCAG2: 3.2.2 On Input: Changing the setting of any user interface component does not automatically cause a change of context unless the user has been advised of the behavior before using the component. (Level A)

Accessibility problems in the feedback form

There are some problems with the accessibility of the feedback form that is available on the website.
If a user attempts to submit the form with some of the details missing, he or she is not alerted to the missing content in a textual form. Although the speech synthesizer will alert a screen reader user to the missing content, the warning must still be displayed in textual form, too.

WCAG2: 3.3.1 Error Identification: If an input error is automatically detected, the item that is in error is identified and the error is described to the user in text. (Level A)

Incorrectly structured HTML headings

There are several pages and templates with HTML headings that do not comply with the WCAG requirements concerning the hierarchical and logical structure of headings. 

WCAG2: 1.3.1 Info and Relationships: Information, structure, and relationships conveyed through presentation can be programmatically determined or are available in text. (Level A)

Unclear ALT text

The website includes visual elements that are not accompanied by alternative text that describes their content and function. All the images are therefore not accessible, for example, to screen reader users.

WCAG2: 1.1.1 Non-text Content: All non-text content that is presented to the user has a text alternative that serves the equivalent purpose, except for the situations listed below. (Level A)

Links open a document or take the user to an external site without advance warning

There are some links on the website (https://www.tuni.fi/fi/tutustu-meihin/avaintietoa) that open, for example, a PDF document without alerting the user. In addition, there are links that take the user to an external site (tamk.fi) without giving the user an advance warning.

WCAG2: 3.2.4 Consistent Identification: Components that have the same functionality within a set of Web pages are identified consistently. (Level AA)

Feedback

You can give feedback on accessibility by email to verkkosaavutettavuus at tuni.fi. Name the message "Accessibility feedback".

If you find accessibility problems on the site, first give feedback to the person maintaining the page. Depending on the workload, getting a response may take up to two weeks. If you are not happy with the response or get no response within two weeks, you can notify the supervisory authority.

Contact details of the supervisory authority: 

Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland
Unit for supervising accessibility 

https://www.saavutettavuusvaatimukset.fi
saavutettavuus [at] avi.fi
telephone switchboard 0295 016 000