This statement was prepared on 16 June 2021.
(This statement was last updated on 1 July 2021.)
The accessibility of this website was assessed by CGI on 15 June 2021.
This accessibility statement explains how explorearchipelago.com abides by the law on the provision of digital services, any existing shortcomings, and the way in which you can provide feedback on any accessibility issues.
For the most part, explorearchipelago.com satisfies the A- and AA-level accessibility criteria as required by law (WCAG Criterion 2.1).
Content or features, which are not yet fully accessible (according to WCAG criteria):
- Mobile navigation: When using the screen reader on the keyboard, the focus moves to the links behind the menu. If the screen reader is not on, it doesn’t register these incorrect links. The screen reader also leads to closed navigation when browsing on a mobile, which is confusing. (WCAG 2.4.3)
- Colour contrasts on the map are insufficient. The service uses Google map templates and Google does not currently provide a map that fulfils these requirements. (WCAG 1.4.11)
- The site has a lot of links and buttons, which open external pages, but this is not indicated to the user in any way. The links provided by the route on the Google map are followed by an icon to open an external page, but this is not the case with all external links. (WCAG 2.4.4, 3.2.4)
- Image links in the site footer direct the user away from the website, but this is not indicated to the user. These external links do not open in a new tab, but rather in the same tab as the website. (WCAG 2.4.4, 3.2.4)
- Alt text: There is some missing alt text on the website. For example, the meaning of the logo links in the footer of the site is not clarified in connection with the logos. The text equivalents (alt texts) of the logos are not sufficiently descriptive in all respects: the text equivalent "skargardsstiftelsen" of the Skärgårdsstiftelsen logo is not sufficiently descriptive, nor is it spelled correctly. (WCAG 1.1.1, 1.4.5, 2.4.4, 2.4.6, 2.5.3)
- There is an instruction about keyboard shortcuts above the map, but there is no visual hint of the button, and thus the instructions cannot be found by only using the keyboard.
- The placeholder sign on the map has no alt text describing the destination, and it is read as “button” by the screen reader. If the user cannot see the location on the map, the user cannot know what the destination is. (WCAG 2.4.4)
- Front page of the website: The page is mainly in English, but the page code indicates that the language is Finnish. (WCAG 3.1.1, 3.1.2)
- Finnish Archipelago page: The page title is on top of an image. Although the white text does provide sufficient contrast against the dark blue and green background of the photo, the photo on the background might hinder the reading of the text. (WCAG 1.4.3)
- Destinations page: The text behind the Read more link is the same as the destination URL, thus it does not sufficiently describe the destination. (WCAG 2.4.4)
- Page for a single location: The link on the page forwarding to the location’s own web site is shown as a text link “Website” preceding an arrow symbol. The symbol has no alt text and thus the screen reader cannot read it. The link text alone does not sufficiently describe the purpose of the link. When using the screen reader, the user is not informed that the link takes them to another service. (WCAG 2.4.4, 3.2.4)
- Map: The site is using an iframe element for a map, but it has no title. (WCAG 4.1.2)
Content not covered by the applicable legislation
All the content behind links which direct the user to external sites or digital services is not within the scope of this accessibility statement. This content is the service provider’s responsibility, and their level of accessibility is described in their own accessibility statement.
Have you noticed any accessibility issues on our website?
We constantly strive to improve the accessibility of explorearchipelago.com. If you find any accessibility issues on the website that are not described in this statement, please let us know and we will try to fix the problem as soon as possible. We will usually respond within a week and we are required by law to reply within 14 days.
The Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland is responsible for supervising the enforcement of accessibility requirements. If you are not satisfied with the reply, or if you do not receive a response within two weeks, you can report this to the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland. More detailed information on how to submit your complaint and how the matter will be handled is available on the agency’s website.
Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland
Accessibility Monitoring Unit
tel. (switchboard) 0295 016 000
The Agency for Digital Government is responsible for enforcing accessibility regulations in Sweden. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint or your request to make content more accessible, you can report this to the Agency for Digital Government here.
This statement was published on 1 July 2021.