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Accessibility statement

Accessibility statement for Luonnontila web service

This accessibility statement applies to the www.luonnontila.fi(you are switching to another service) website. The site partially meets the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) at Levels A and AA.

The Finnish Environment Institute (Syke) strives to ensure the accessibility of its website in accordance with the Act on the Provision of Digital Services (306/2019)(you are switching to another service).

This statement was prepared on October 20, 2023.

Accessibility status of the web service

Our website partially meets the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) at Levels A and AA.

Instances where these requirements have not been met and applicable exceptions are noted below.

Non-accessible content of our site

Our site’s accessibility issues relate to the Act on the Provision of Digital Services 306/2019, particularly concerning the charts on the site.

Non-compliance with Act 306/2019

There are some accessibility issues with our site. We aim to fix the most critical issues as soon as possible.

Below is a description of known problems. If you encounter a problem not listed here, please contact us.

Each problem is followed by the accessibility guideline criterion to which the issue is related.


The site contains various charts, some of which are not accessible via screen readers or keyboards (WCAG 1.3.2, 2.1.1).

The charts do not have proper text alternatives, but the textual content on the pages aims to describe the key information of the charts. Charts made with the HighCharts library on numerous indicator pages are usable with keyboards and screen reader.

On the “The overall picture” page, the interactive chart depicting the overall situation is not fully accessible by keyboard or screen reader.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on October 20, 2023. We have assessed the accessibility of the service ourselves and together with our system provider.

Feedback and contact information

Did you notice an accessibility deficiency in our digital service? Please report it to us, and we will do our best to correct the deficiency. Contact us via email at Aapo Kahilainen, the editor-in-chief of the Luonnontila web service (firstname.lastname@syke.fi).

The Finnish Environment Institute (Syke) is responsible for handling the accessibility and feedback of the Luonnontila web service.

The Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland acts as the monitoring authority ensuring compliance with the obligations and requirements set by the law.

Enforcement procedure

If you notice accessibility problems on our site, please give feedback to us first. It may take up to 14 days to receive a reply. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive or if you do not get any response within two weeks, you can give feedback to the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland.

Contact information for the monitoring authority

Etelä-Suomen aluehallintovirasto
Saavutettavuuden valvonnan yksikkö
email: saavutettavuus@avi.fi
Phone number: 0295 016 000

We are continuously working to improve accessibility

We are committed to improving the accessibility of digital services and will correct any identified accessibility deficiencies as quickly as possible.


Finnish Environment Institute (Syke)