Accessibility statement for the website

The website of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health at is subject to the provisions of the Act on the Provision of Digital Services (available in Finnish). Under the Act, public online services must be accessible; this means that they must be as easy to use and widely accessible as possible.

The website must conform to the level AA of conformance defined in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) requirements (success criteria) by 23 September 2020.

At present, the website largely meets the accessibility requirements, and critical accessibility concerns have not be detected. 

An external expert evaluation of the accessibility of the website has been commissioned. In addition, we monitor the accessibility of the service through support programmes, for example. We will immediately address any accessibility concerns detected in the service.

Identified areas of development include:

  • PDF documents
  • missing text equivalents (image links, images)
  • colours and contrasts.

Note! Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we are currently producing materials and guidelines mainly for experts and the documents are published in PDF format. We are aware of concerns related to the accessibility of this material. Upon request, material will be sent in an accessible format.

We are happy to receive comments and suggestions for improvements on the accessibility of content on the website. Please use the form below to provide feedback.

This statement was created on 24 March 2020 and it will be updated no later than on 23 September 2020.