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Panopto accessibility statement

Tampere University and TAMK

Welcome, this is an accessibility description issued by the Tampere Universities community

This accessibility description concerns the service and it has been drafted / updated on 8 October 2020. The service is governed by the Act on the Provision of Digital Services, which requires that the digital services of public authorities must be accessible.

We have assessed the accessibility of the service ourselves.

The status of accessibility of the digital service

The service partly fulfils the accessibility criteria.

Non-accessible content

3. The website does not yet meet all the accessibility requirements

Observations: Texts

Non-accessible content and its shortcomings

Some of the videos in the service lack subtitles. The service interface is missing the text descriptions of video preview images.

Accessibility requirements that are not met

  • 1.2.2 Subtitles (recordings)
  • 1.2.4 Subtitles (live broadcasts)
  • 1.1.1 Non-textual content

To be managed:

Non-accessible content and its shortcomings

Accessibility requirements that are not met

To be understood: Language of video

Non-accessible content and its shortcomings

The language used in a video may be different than the language of the interface. The interface language can be read by a programme. The language of the video cannot be read by a programme.

Accessibility requirements that are not met

  • 3.1.2 Language of the parts


Non-accessible content and its shortcomings

Accessibility requirements that are not met

2. Disproportionate burden

Subtitling videos or producing text responses to videos requires an unreasonable amount of work. Tampere Universities produce a lot of videos annually, and all of them cannot be subtitled because that would place a disproportionate burden on the community. As automatic subtitling systems evolve, we will be able to offer more videos with subtitles. For the time being, automatic subtitling tools do not meet the quality requirements we have set for our content.

1. The following do not fall within the scope of legislation

  • content to be used temporarily in a limited group for teaching
  • content published by users or other third parties which is not produced, funded or controlled by the service provider
  • live video or audio broadcasts that are not recorded for storage or republication
  • video or audio recordings published before 23 September 2020

The service contains videos that are mainly intended for educational use for a limited group for a limited period. In addition, the service contains videos produced by students as course assignments. Videos for public distribution and long-term use will be subtitled where possible.

Did you notice an accessibility shortcoming in our digital service? Tell us about it and we will do our best to fix it


it-helpdesk [at]

Supervisory authority

Please report any accessibility problems with this website to the page administrator. It may take up to 14 days for you to receive a response. If you are dissatisfied with the answer you get or do not get an answer within 14 days, you can report the case to the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland (opens in a new window). The website of the Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland explains in detail how the notification is to be made and how the matter will be processed (in Finnish).

Contact details of the supervisory authority

The Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland
Supervisory Unit for Web Accessibility
Telephone number of switchboard 0295 016 000

We work continuously to improve accessibility

We are committed to improving our digital services

Panopto video platform has Automatic Finnish-language captions function.

This website/application has been published on

01 April 2019




Published: 19.11.2020
Updated: 20.6.2023