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Accessibility statement

The Cancer Society of Finland aims to ensure the accessibility of its online services in accordance with the Act on the Provision of Digital Services 306/2019.

This accessibility statement concerns the website.

Accessibility status

The website partially meets the requirements of level 2.1 AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Non-compliances and exceptions to the requirements are listed below.

Non-accessible content

An accessibility assessment was carried out by a third party in September 2020. The shortcomings and areas for improvement identified in the assessment are currently being fixed.

The following content is not accessible under the Act on the Provision of Digital Services 306/2019.

The following shortcomings were found on the website (non-compliance in brackets):

  • The selected menu item is not clear when using the screen reader. (1.3.1)
  • The title of the search results page states the name of the first search results incorrectly. (2.4.2)
  • The infographics on the site are not provided in an accessible format. (1.1.1, 1.4.5)
  • When using a mobile screen reader, the second level of the menu does not open. (2.1.1)
  • Instructions related to the fields come after the fields. (1.3.1, 3.3.2)
  • After completing the survey, additional information is shown in a separate dialog that is not communicated to the screen reader user.
  • There are contrast shortcomings in the form fields. (1.4.11)

The service contains videos published before 23 September 2018, which are not fully accessible. According to the law, such videos published before 23 September 2018 do not have to be made accessible retrospectively.

The accessibility statement will be supplemented as soon as the detected shortcomings have been fixed.

Website users can request the content in an accessible format by e-mail from

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was last drawn up on 22.9.2020.

The statement is based on an assessment carried out by an external specialist organisation on whether the website meets the requirements of the Act on the Provision of Digital Services 306/2019.

This statement was last checked on 23.9.2020.

Feedback and contact information

Did you notice anything wrong in terms of accessibility? You can let us know and send any accessibility-related feedback to

The Cancer Society of Finland is responsible for dealing with accessibility and feedback concerning the website.

In accordance with the law, the Southern Finland Regional State Administrative Agency is the supervisory authority that monitors compliance with prescribed obligations and requirements.

Implementation procedure

If you notice accessibility problems with the website, first send feedback to the site administrator. The answer may take up to 14 days to be issued. If you are not satisfied with the answer you have received or do not receive a reply at all within two weeks, you can send feedback to the Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland.

Contact details of the supervisory authority

Southern Finland Regional State Administrative Agency

Accessibility Control Unit (in Finnish)

Tel. 0295 016 000 (switchboard)