Accessibility statement: E-services

This accessibility statement applies to the E-services of the National Land Survey of Finland (NLS). NLS specialists have assessed the compliance of the website with accessibility requirements. The statement was revised on 18 December 2020.

Accessibility requirements are largely fulfilled

The accessibility of the website was assessed on 26 August 2019. 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.

Moderate and minor issues in perceivability

  • Operability using a screen reader is not yet fully compliant with accessibility requirements. For example, the NVDA screen reader does not read property identifiers and reads the Finnish abbreviation of the National Land Survey of Finland (MML) in Roman numerals.  WCAG 4.1.1, 4.1.2 and  4.1.3 

Moderate and minor issues in operability

  • Certain functions, such as purchasing maps, are not possible using a keyboard. WCAG 2.1.1 
  • When the website is used on a computer, there are problems in the title hierarchy. The title hierarchy works better when the website is used on a mobile device. WCAG 2.4 

Moderate and minor issues in understandability

  • Adding an attachment file of an incorrect type opens a popup window unnecessarily. WCAG 3.2.1 
  • During the validation of input errors, users are not fully instructed on how to properly correct any input errors. For example, instructions for the format of a personal identity code or business ID are not given in a public purchase witness’s property transfer notification for reasons of data privacy, and instructions for the format of the email address are not currently given. WGAC 3.3.3

Correction plan for the website

The aforementioned issues discovered at the website will be corrected as soon as possible, by 30 April 2021 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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