This Accessibility Policy concerns the website. The accessibility of the website was analysed by Avaava Oy. The Accessibility Policy was drafted on 7 November 2019 and latest updated on 13 December 2023. We are continuously working to improve our accessibility. Please contact the State Treasury if you have any questions. Our contact details are available at

State of accessibility of the digital service

Fulfils critical accessibility success criteria. Below is a list of the accessibility shortcomings detected.

Grounds for non-compliance

Unreasonable burden. We are constantly working on improving accessibility and repairing the shortcomings.

Non-accessible content in the digital service (according to WCAG criteria)

1. Perceivable

The colour scheme of the website does not meet contrast criteria in all areas

The pages contain text that is placed on top of images in some places.

Accessibility criteria that are not met: 1.4.11 Non-text Contrast, 1.4.3 Contrast (minimum)

The functionality of some buttons is insufficient for the screen reader

Some buttons are invisible to all or some screen readers.

Accessibility criteria that are not met: 1.3.1 Info and Relationships

The text alternatives for images and graphs are insufficient

Significant information is not conveyed in the text alternatives, e.g. in statistics. Detailed text alternatives have been assigned to many purely decorative images.

Accessibility criteria that are not met: 1.1.1 Non-text Content

Statistics only use colours to separate pieces of information from each other

Bar graphs are only distinguishable by colour.

Accessibility criteria that are not met: 1.4.1 Use of Colour

The reflow of the website is lacking

The statistics are not enlarged if the user zooms in using the browser.

Accessibility criteria that are not met: 1.4.10 Reflow

2. Operable

There are shortcomings in keyboard usage

The keyboard cannot be used to access menus on statistics pages or social media links. In addition to this, the statistics may trap users who are using the keyboard to navigate.

Accessibility criteria that are not met: 2.1.1 Keyboard, 2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap

Link headings are not descriptive enough

The headings of some generic links do not function out of context, e.g. ‘Read more here’ or ‘Read more’. Such link headers enter content types on the site automatically with the same name.

Accessibility criteria that are not met: 2.4.7 Focus Visible

PDF files

There may be some shortcomings in the accessibility of some PDF files.

Broken links

Some of the links to the oldest news in the site’s news archive may be broken.

3. Understandable


In places, the site uses terminology that may not be understandable to all users.

Accessibility criteria that are not met: 3.1.3 Unusual Words

4. Reliable operation

Material provided by other parties

The State Treasury is not responsible for the content of material provided by other parties presented as part of the State Treasury’s website. These include content displayed via the service interface.

Other inaccessible content and its shortcomings

Power BI reports do not fully meet accessibility requirements and their use by screen readers requires a great deal of familiarity. We improve the accessibility of Power BI reports when the software vendor’s development of applications makes it possible.

Not covered by legislation

The website has PDF and Word files published prior to September 23, 2018 that do not meet all accessibility requirements.

The State Treasury’s YouTube channel has videos posted before 23 September 2020 that are not covered by the law and all of which do not have subtitles.

Also, the State Treasury’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts have content posted before September 23, 2020 that does not meet the requirements of the law: images that lack an alternate description or videos without subtitles or description interpretation.

Feedback and reporting on shortcomings in accessibility

You can provide feedback on the accessibility of the website using the feedback form on the website or via e-mail to  viestinta(at)

Supervisory authority

If you observe any issues with accessibility on the site, please provide feedback to us, i.e. the website administrator, first. The contact details can be found at Please allow 14 days for our response. If you are unhappy with the response given, or you are not given a response at all in the space of two weeks, you may file a complaint with the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland. The Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland website details how the complaint can be filed and how the matter will be processed.

Contact details for the supervisory authority

Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland, unit for monitoring accessibility (Saavutettavuuden valvonnan yksikkö) saavutettavuus(at) telephone switchboard 0295 016 000