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Accessibility statement: Transfer service for lists of shares in the Residential and Commercial Property Information System

This accessibility statement applies to the website of the transfer service for lists of shares in the Residential and Commercial Property Information System. NLS specialists have assessed the compliance of the website with accessibility requirements. The statement was revised on 29 December 2023. 

Accessibility requirements are largely fulfilled

The accessibility of the website was assessed on 3 May 2021. The conclusions were that the website does not meet all the accessibility requirements, and there are accessibility flaws.

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 what WCAG section is not fulfilled at the website. 

Significant issues in perceivability

  • Link colours do not stand out sufficiently from the surrounding text. WCAG 1.4.1 
  • The residential and commercial property extract, list of shares and draft of the list of shares as well as the decision notice in PDF format are not fully accessible. The documents have not been tagged, and therefore their contents and structure may be difficult to understand using assisting technologies, such as screen readers. WCAG 1.1.1, WCAG 1.3.1, WCAG 2.4.2, WCAG 2.4.6, WCAG 4.1.2.
    In addition, no language has been defined for the files, and therefore a screen reader may not necessarily be able to read everything correctly. WCAG 3.1.1

Moderate and minor issues in perceivability

  • The website includes help texts, and understanding them requires that users can see the website and the symbols used. If the website is used with a screen reader, the help texts are partly in conflict with the alternative texts of symbols. WCAG 1.1.1 
  • The website includes pages, on which texts overlap with other elements when the text is enlarged to 175% or more. WCAG 1.4.4 
  • There are flaws in programmatic determination. For example, the breadcrumb trail, drop-down menu and text fields have been determined incorrectly considering user inputs, and they appear as incorrect components for users.  WCAG 1.3.1, 1.3.5, 1.3.6, 1.4.13
  • There are challenges in responsiveness, especially when used horizontally on mobile devices. WCAG 1.4.10
  • Labels have not been defined programmatically as descriptions for input fields. WCAG 1.3.1
  • The tooltip and drop-down menus do not work programmatically when using the user interface. WCAG 1.3.1

Significant issues in operability

  • The page includes image links, whose alternative text is “Edit” or “Read more”. If the website is used with a screen reader, it may be unclear what content the “Edit” or “Read more” image link refers to. WCAG 2.4.4 

Moderate issues in operability

  • Toasts cannot be closed using the keyboard. WCAG 2.1.1
  • The website doesn’t have individual page titles. WCAG 2.4.2
  • Labels are not in use before there is an error. WCAG 2.5.3
  • Some messages are only displayed briefly. WCAG 2.2.1 
  • Sessions include a timeout feature, which cannot be adjusted. WCAG 2.2.1   A solution is being explored and a separate repair schedule will be announced later.

Moderate and minor issues in understandability

  • The drop-down menu and breadcrumb trail do not receive a Finnish text description programmatically. WCAG 3.1.2
  • The tooltip component cannot be opened and closed using the keyboard interface. WCAG 3.2.5
  • Error correction proposals are not read programmatically for users. WGAC 3.3.3
  • There are no alternative texts for the content or the required text definitions for all the abbreviations. WCAG 3.1

Moderate and minor issues in robustness

  • Not all components have unique IDs. WCAG 4.1.1
  • Opened and closed components (tooltip, drop-down menu) and their spaces have not been indicated programmatically, and they cannot be affected programmatically. WCAG 4.1.2
  • The browser’s warning messages before leaving the page may be problematic considering programmatic usability. WCAG 4.1.2

Correction plan for the website

The aforementioned issues discovered at the website will be corrected as soon as possible, by 31 March 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).

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