Welcome, this is the accessibility statement of the website of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.
Accessibility means that a website, web applications and social media channels can be used and understood smoothly.
Digital accessibility at SeAMK
As a public actor, SeAMK must comply with the EU’s Web Accessibility Directive and the Finnish Digital Services Act. SeAMK’s digital services and content comply with levels A and AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences takes digital accessibility into account in various online services and platforms, social media channels, digital materials and teaching, among other things. Most of our online services and social media channels largely meet Level A and AA requirements (WCAG). More detailed information on accessibility is provided in the accessibility statements of online services.
The implementation of the EU Accessibility Directive at SeAMK has been guided and supported by the Accessibility Team appointed by the DigiSeAMK Steering Group, whose term of office expired in August 2022. Thereafter, the promotion of digital accessibility at SeAMK is the responsibility of the Accessibility Officer in cooperation with persons responsible for online services and content, as well as teachers.
Comprehensive accessibility guidelines have been prepared for the use of SeAMK’s staff, students, and co-operation partners. Guidelines are:
- Creating accessible online content
- Making accessible documents
- Creating accessible digital materials (e.g. videos, images, podcasts, pdfs)
- Accessibility in teaching and teaching materials
- Creating an accessible Moodle course
- Considering accessibility in the procurement of digital services and content
SeAMK has also organised various accessibility trainings for online service administrators and online content producers, as well as for teachers, and all of them are supported in implementing accessibility.
SeAMK strives to guarantee the accessibility of digital services in accordance with the Act and the EU Accessibility Directive.
We are constantly working to improve accessibility.
This accessibility statement applies to the website https://www.seamk.fi/ and SeAMK’s social media channels, which are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn and YouTube.
This website and our social media channels essentially meet levels A and AA of the WCAG requirements. We aim to produce accessible social media content from September 23, 2020 onwards, to the extent possible on selected channels. Non-compliances and exceptions are mentioned below.
Accessibility requirements that are not met
The website is not yet fully compliant. The most significant shortcomings are in the files on the site (pdf, doc, ppt etc.), some of which do not meet the accessibility requirements. Some of the files on the site have been published before September 23, 2018, so they are not subject to the applicable law.
Also, some video and audio files are not accessible. Such videos or audio files were published before September 23, 2020, so they are not subject to the applicable law. These videos and audio files can be in an inaccessible format, i.e. videos without subtitles and possible audio equivalent, as well as audio files without text equivalent.
Some images may be missing alternative texts.
There may also be shortcomings in the clarity and comprehensibility of the content structure on some pages.
If necessary, request files and other content in an accessible format by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Updates published before September 23, 2020 on our social media channels are not accessible. We aim to produce accessible social media content from September 23, 2020 onwards, to the extent possible on selected channels.
SeAMK.fi-website also includes third-party applications and web sites. With regard to these, SeAMK strives to influence the accessibility, and therefore we want to hear about any accessibility shortcomings in them. As a general rule, this information will be provided to those responsible for the accessibility of the third-party web sites and applications in question.
With regard to materials produced by students and other third parties, SeAMK has instructed content providers in the creation of accessible materials.
Do you need help?
We provide support for users for whom digital services are not accessible. Contact us by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preparation of the accessibility statement
This website was published on June 27, 2017. This statement was prepared on August 25, 2020. The statement is based on, for example, user testing and self-assessment. The accessibility of the website has been assessed by Kokko-Kokki Oy (www.saavutettavuus.fi) * 3. The accessibility of social media channels has been assessed by ourselves.
The accessibility statement has been updated on April 22, 2022.
Feedback and contact information
If you want to report a problem with the accessibility of the Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences’ online service, want some material in an accessible format, or if you have a suggestion or question about the accessibility of an online service, please contact us either by online form or by e-mail.
- Give us accessibility feedback using this online form * 4.
- Or send us an e-mail to email@example.com.
Contact details of the supervisory authority
If you notice accessibility shortcomings on this web site, please first provide feedback to us, the webmasters. We will respond within 14 days. If you are not satisfied with the answer you have received or do not receive a reply at all within two weeks, you can report it to the Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland (AVI). The website of the Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland explains in detail how the notification can be made and how the matter is handled.
Southern Finland Regional State Administrative Agency
Accessibility Control Unit
www.saavutettavuusvaatimukset.fi * 5
Telephone number exchange +358 (0)295 016 000
This website was published: June 27, 2017
This website has been updated following significant changes: May 14, 2020