Accessibility statement for Xamk Open Learn environment

Southeastern Finland University of Applied Sciences aims to ensure the accessibility of its websites in accordance with the Act on the Provision of Digital Services and the EU Accessibility Directive. This accessibility statement applies to the Xamk Open Learn website.

We are constantly working to improve accessibility and we are committed to improving the accessibility of digital services. In particular, the website needs to be improved on the following issues:

  • Text equivalents of images and videos
  • Subtitles of videos
  • Accessibility of attachments files
We aim to address these shortcomings by providing annual training for users and guidance on how to improve accessibility.

Technical implementation

The Xamk Open Learn learning environment is based on the open source Moodle platform. The website is designed to be compatible with the following browsers (the latest version available in the browser):

  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Edge
The accessibility of the website depends on the functionality of the following technologies:
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript

Accessibility of the service

The Xamk Open Learn website aims to meet levels A and AA of the requirements set out in Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. The site is not yet fully compliant with the requirements.

Content and functionalities that are not yeat accessible

Perceivable: Textual equivalents missing from images containing relevant information

Accessibility issues / problems: The site has essential images that are not marked with ALT attributes or are not marked as decoration.

Accessibility requirements not met: 1.1.1 Non-text Content

Perceivable: Alternative equivalents for time-based media are missing

Accessibility issues / problems: Not all audio and video content have a text equivalent, and not all videos are subtitled.

Accessibility requirements not met: 1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded), 1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded)

Perceivable: There are problems with the accessibility of the website structure and elements

Accessibility issues / problems: A HTML code has been used to format the content, the title of the text is missing, or a B-, center or I-tags has been used to format the text. On some pages the heading levels H1-H6 have not been used in proportionately.

Accessibility requirements not met: 1.3.1 Info and Relationships

Perceivable: Colours and contrasts used on the website do not fully meet the requirements.

Accessibility issues / problems: In part of the site, colours have been used to design the content, whose contrast is insufficient and where the colour is the only means of conveying information.

Accessibility requirements not met: 1.4.1 Use of Color, 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum)

Operable: The purpose of the links used on the website is partly unclear

Accessibility issues / problems: The site may have links whose purpose is not clear from the link text or cannot be clarified programmatically.

Accessibility requirements not met: 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context)

Robust: Website may have errors in the HTML markup language

Accessibility issues / problems: The site may have errors in the HTML markup language, such as incomplete start and end tags and errors in the nested order of elements.

Accessibility requirements not met: 4.1.1 Parsing

Content not covered by the applicable legislation

  • Content to be used as a teaching material in temporarily with the restricted group.

Accessibility has been tested from the point of view of the provided service. If there is material produced by teachers in the course areas that have problems with accessibility, please contact the teacher in question.

Preparation of accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 18th August 2020 and updated on 19th June 2023. The statement is based on the self-assessment of Xamk - South Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences.

Contact details

You can give feedback about the accessibility of the website using the online form: Feedback form (in Finnish)

Accessibility complaint and accessibility clarification request

If you notice any accessibility issues on the website, first send feedback to the South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences. Please notice that we will respond within 14 days. If you are not satisfied with the reply, or if you do not receive any response within two weeks, you can report this to the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland. Detailed information on how to submit your report and how the matter will be handled is available on the Agency’s website.

Regional State Administrative Agency contact information
Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland
Saavutettavuuden valvonnan yksikkö (supervisory unit for accessibility)
Accessibility requirements web service (available in Finnish and Swedish)
puh. 0295 016 000 (witchboard)

Updated: 19.6.2023