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 7 April 2020. 

Accessibility requirements are largely fulfilled

It was stated that the website largely fulfils accessibility requirements and that there are no critical 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 PDF documents produced by the website, such as lists of shares, are not accessible.

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 

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 and minor issues in operability

  • Some messages are only displayed briefly. WCAG 2.2.1 
  • Sessions include a timeout feature, which cannot be adjusted. WCAG 2.2.1 

Correction plan for the website

The aforementioned issues discovered at the website will be corrected as soon as possible, by 31 December 2020 at the latest.

On the basis of feedback received from a customer on 27 May 2020, it was discovered that some error messages are only shown in English. The feedback was processed on 17 June 2020, and the issue will be corrected by 30 October 2020. 



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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