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Accessibility statement: Paikkatietohakemisto

This accessibility statement applies to the Paikkatietohakemisto website. NLS specialists have assessed the compliance of the website with accessibility requirements. The statement was revised on 24 September 2021.

Most accessibility requirements are not fulfilled

The accessibility of the website was assessed on 27 September 2019. It was stated that there are significant 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.

Issues in perceivability

  • Website parts displayed to all users:
    • Some buttons and titles disappear when the text is enlarged. WCAG 1.4.12 
    • There are flaws in alternative texts of images and image links. WCAG 1.1.1 
    • The HTML title structure is not logical or optimal considering screen readers (WCAG 1.1.1WCAG 1.3.1 
    • The row width exceeds 80 characters and texts are aligned to both left and right. WCAG 1.4.8 
  • Website parts displayed to registered users: Metadata editor
    • There are flaws in the naming of fields and the determination of their content. WCAG 1.3.1 WCAG 1.3.5 
    • Contrast in fields and buttons is insufficient, and element colours are used as the only visual method to indicate focus. WCAG 1.4.3 WCAG 1.4.1WCAG 1.4.11 
    • The navigation bar does not fit when using narrow screens. WCAG 1.4.10 
    • When focus is moved using a keyboard, field values change uncontrollably. WCAG 1.4.13 

Issues in operability

  • Website parts displayed to all users:
    • Not all functions can be used with a keyboard. WCAG 2.1.1 
    • Keyboard shortcuts cannot be disabled, and their use is not stated in any way. WCAG 2.1.4 
    • The pages do not include any landmarks, which makes navigation slower. WCAG 2.4.1 
    • The navigation order between elements is illogical. WCAG 2.4.3 
    • The purpose of links is not indicated in link texts. WCAG 2.4.4 
    • The website includes fields and checkboxes without any labels. WCAG 2.4.6 
    • In some links, focus is difficult to perceive. WCAG 2.4.7 
    • The website includes too small hyperlinks. WCAG 2.5.5 
  • Website parts displayed to registered users:
    • The session time limit cannot be extended, and the message of a timeout remains in a loop when using a screen reader. WCAG 2.2.1 
    • Users may lose information when a session times out. WCAG 2.2.5 
    • There are unnamed buttons in the editing view. WCAG 2.5.3 

Issues in understandability

  • Elements do not have a lang attribute in accordance with the language of the content. WCAG 3.1.2 
  • Error messages are difficult to understand. WCAG 3.3.1
  • Messages displayed for input errors are incomplete. WCAG 3.3.3 
  • The website includes fields and checkboxes without any labels. WCAG 3.3.2 
  • Focus moves to the top of the page when the language is changed. WCAG 3.2.2 
  • Not all abbreviations and difficult terms are explained in the text. WCAG 3.1.3 

Correction plan for the website

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