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Accessibility statement: Testing environment for producers of basic spatial data

This accessibility statement applies to the website of the Testing environment for producers of basic spatial data. NLS specialists have assessed the website’s compliance with accessibility requirements. The statement was revised on 13 May 2024.

The website is not yet fully compliant with accessibility requirements

The accessibility of the website was assessed on 3 June 2021 and it was revised on 13 May 2024. The assessment found that the website does not yet meet all the accessibility requirements.

The accessibility issues discovered during the assessment are listed below. The findings are based on Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. The number and link provided after each finding indicates which WCAG section is not yet fulfilled at the website.

Moderate and minor issues in perceivability

  • With mobile browsers, some of the content may remain hidden or overlap. WCAG 1.4.10
  • The selector switches used in the INSPIRE validation service do not stand out from the background well enough. WCAG 1.4.11

Significant issues in operability

  • The keyboard alignment works partially illogically in the INSPIRE validation service. For example, the button that starts the test run appears before the keyboard alignment on the page. WCAG 2.4.3

Moderate and minor issues in operability

  • The top menu cannot easily be skipped with the keyboard. WCAG 2.4.1
  • Some pages can be difficult to find because they can only be accessed through a single link. WCAG 2.4.5
  • Keyboard alignment is generally visible except for a few elements. WCAG 2.4.7
  • The site has links whose purpose only becomes clear from the context. WCAG 2.4.9
  • The website contains some objects activated with a mouse that are too small. WCAG 2.5.5

Significant issues in understandability

  • No language code has been defined for the INSPIRE validation service, so the screen reader may not be able to pronounce the texts correctly. The English version of the website has a lot of text in Finnish, although the language code is defined in English. WCAG 3.1.1
  • In the INSPIRE validation service, it can be difficult to perceive error situations using the screen reader alone. WCAG 3.3.1

Moderate and minor issues in terms of understandability

  • The INSPIRE validation service lacks top and bottom menus that appear elsewhere on the website. WCAG 3.2.3

Significant issues in robustness

  • Some elements of the website are not readable programmatically. These include buttons for removing attachments and filtering options, and selector switches used in the INSPIRE validation service. WCAG 4.1.2

Moderate and minor issues in robustness

  • The HTML code used on the website is not fully valid.
  •  The biggest shortcomings are incorrect names of data attributes and incorrect element hierarchies. WCAG 4.1.1

Plan on correcting the website

The aforementioned issues discovered at the website will be corrected as soon as possible, by 31 December 2024 at the latest.

Give feedback on accessibility

You can give feedback on the accessibility of the website or request material on the website in an accessible format using an online form or by sending a request by e-mail to

We will answer your request as soon as possible, but no later than within two weeks. In extensive requests related to accessibility, the National Land Survey has the right to extend the response time with two weeks. If you are not satisfied with our reply or have not received a reply within two weeks, you can send a notification to the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland (in Finnish).