Accessibility statement: Information Service of the Finnish Register of Associations

The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) works constantly to improve the accessibility of the service. We will update the statement as soon as defects are being corrected.

The PRH is committed to making the Information Service of the Finnish Register of Associations accessible in accordance with the Finnish Act on the Provision of Digital Services (laki digitaalisten palvelujen tarjoamisesta 306/2019, lag om tillhandahållande av digitala tjänster 306/2019).

How the accessibility statement was compiled

This statement was compiled on 3 June 2020. The statement is based on

  • an assessment carried out by a third party
  • our own assessment of that most of the defects the third party discovered in their assessment have been corrected according to the instructions of the third party.
The statement was last revised on 23 September 2020.

How accessible this online service is

This online service is partially compliant with the Finnish Act on the Provision of Digital Services 306/2019, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reason: non-compliance with the Finnish Act on the Provision of Digital Services (306/2019).

The content or functions listed below are not yet compliant with the requirements (according to the WCAG criteria). The following accessibility defects will be corrected by the end of 2020.

  1. (WCAG 1.1.1) Text alternatives for images: If the image does not give any essential
  2. (WCAG 2.4.4) Links to other websites are not programmatically determined. The icon does not have a text alternative.
  3. (WCAG 3.1.2) The web site has links to various language versions. The language of these link texts must also be specified correctly.
  4. (WCAG 2.4.2) <title>Yhdistysrekisterin tietopalvelu</title (Information Service of the Finnish Register of Associations) is provided as the title attribute for the pages. Therefore, the users will not receive feedback of their current location from the page heading and cannot tell the pages apart based on it.
  5. (WCAG 1.3.1) HTML heading levels are in most cases used correctly, but on the “Basic details of the association" page the levels are not used logically.
  6. (WCAG 1.1.1, 1.3.2) The “Show details" text and the button within the register information of the Finnish Tax Administration are not connected.
  7. (WCAG 1.3.1) The details of the association are not necessarily a content to be presented in table format. Therefore, the details should be available in text only.
  8. (WCAG 1.3.2, 4.1.3) When the user searches for an association using a search term on the first page, the “advanced association search" form is always shown on top of the next page and after that the search results.
  9. (WCAG 2.4.1) The service has a skip link but it can only be used on some pages.
  10. (WCAG 1.3.1, 2.4.1, 4.1.2) All elements on the page are not programmatically determined.
  11. (WCAG 2.4.7) The blue buttons in the tables, and the hamburger menu, do not receive any visible focus at all.
  12. WCAG 1.3.2, 2.4.6) There is no heading in the pagination function in the search results. Screen reader users will not necessarily know the purpose of the element.
  13. (WCAG 1.3.2) The registration instructions are not read for the screen reader until after the registration form – they easily go unnoticed.
  14. (WCAG 1.4.3, 1.4.11) There are defects in the contrasts between the text and the background.
  15. (WCAG 1.4.1, 3.2.4) Distinguishable links: the SEARCH button is not separated enough from the background. There are also links in the footer that are not separated from the surrounding text.
  16. (WCAG 1.4.4) Some of the visual elements do not scale successfully when only the text size is increased by 200% larger than usual.
  17. (WCAG 1.4.12) When the text spacing is changed, the text content overlaps a button on the first page.
  18. (WCAG 1.4.10) Some of the visual elements do not scale successfully without scrolling in two dimensions on a display that is 320 CSS pixels wide and 256 CSS pixels high (equivalent to a 400% zoom on a display of 1280 x 1024 pixels).
  19. (WCAG 3.3.1, 4.1.3) Error messages are not indicated on all pages so that their content is automatically read without moving focus.
  20. (Accessibility, usability in general) The instruction that is displayed when pressing the instructions button is visually often very far away from the related button and field itself.
  21. (WCAG 1.3.1, 3.3.2, 4.1.2) It is difficult to understand the purpose of dimmed fields without reading the instructions.
  22. (WCAG 1.3.5) There are form input fields in the service to collect personal details of users, but their exact purpose has not been specified.
  23. (WCAG 1.3.1, 1.4.3, 1.4.11, 2.4.4, 2.4.7, 3.1.2) There are a number of accessibility problems on the login page.
The PRH will do its best to make the inaccessible content accessible during 2020-2021.

How to give feedback on accessibility defects

If you notice defects in accessibility give feedback to us at the PRH. It may take up to 14 days to get an answer. The PRH feedback group processes your feedback. Give feedback about accessibility defects at

If you are not satisfied with our answer or if you do not receive an answer from us within 14 days, you can file a complaint with the accessibility supervisory authority, the Regional State Administrative Agency (AVI) of Southern Finland. See the webpage of AVI Southern Finland for more detailed instructions in Finnish and in Swedish on how to file a complaint and how your matter is processed.

Contact information for the Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland

Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland

Accessibility Supervisory Unit (in Finnish and in Swedish)
Tel. +358 295 016 000

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Latest update 22.10.2020