Accessibility statement for

This accessibility statement applies to the website and has been updated 2 March 2021. 

The website is subject to the Act on the Provision of Digital Services (available in Finnish and Swedish). Under the Act public online services must be accessible; therefore, everyone must have equal access to the use of the online services. 

This statement describes the shortcomings identified in the accessibility of this website and provides information on how you can give us feedback regarding accessibility issues. We have performed the assessment of the accessibility of this website ourselves.

Status of website accessibility

The website largely meets the A and AA requirements of the accessibility criteria required by law (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, WCAG 2.1). 

Please contact us via email if the material you need is not accessible. We will deliver the material in an accessible format.

Content not covered by applicable legislation

Our website contains archived content which does not belong to the scope of applicable legislation. This content is neither updated nor needed in the handing of current matters by the Authority. Such content comprises:

  • Office software documents (doc, pfd, otd) published before 23 September 2018
  • Video and audio recordings published before 23 September 2020

Content and functionalities that are not yet accessible

Below is a list of accessibility problems we are aware of. Efforts to make these functions accessible are underway.

1. Perceivable:

Redundant tables

Some information has been presented in a table format although it is not data that requires a table. (WCAG 1.3.1)

Shortcomings in content listing

The website includes content lists, such as lists of announcements, which open a new window link including a <title> element that is not optimal for a screen reader. (WCAG 1.3.5)

2. Operable:

Shortcomings in operability with a keyboard

Some of the accordion presentation elements used on the website are not at all usable with a keyboard while some have incomplete or false aria attributes. In addition, the visual indicator showing whether the element is open works incorrectly in some accordions. (WCAG 2.1.1)

The default browser style has been used as the keyboard focus style. In some places, the colour contrast of the focus is not fully adequate to indicate the location of the focus. (WCAG 2.4.7)

Purpose and naming of links

Some links on the website do not indicate that the link causes a pdf file to download. Old announcements include links named as “here”. (WCAG 2.4.4)

Accessibility shortcomings in the search function

The search function and search page of the website are not fully accessible at the moment. Efforts to make these functions accessible are underway. 

3. Understandable

Professional terminology

Parts of the website contain professional terminology which may not be understandable by all users. (WCAG 3.1.3)

4. Robust

The mobile menu does not function with all combinations

The mobile menu is not fully accessible with all combinations of screen readers and browsers. (WGAG 4.1.1.)

Redundant aria labels

The Liferay publication system produces unnecessary aria-label attributes.  (WGAG 4.1.2)

Material produced by other parties

The Financial Stability Authority is not responsible for the operability of content produced by other parties as part of our website. Such content includes links to external content, such as legislation and SRB and EBA policy documents.

We are continuously working to improve accessibility

We will update this statement as we rectify shortcomings in accessibility issues. We are committed to improving the accessibility of our website. 

We ensure accessibility on our website including, but not limited to, the following ways:

  • We take accessibility requirements into account when developing our website.
  • We focus on understandable language.
  • We provide accessibility training for our employees.

Give feedback on accessibility issues

Have you identified an accessibility related problem on our website? Please let us know and we will do our best to rectify it. Contact us via email: rahoitusvakausvirasto(at) The response may take up to 14 days.

If you are not satisfied with the response or you do not receive a response from us within two weeks, you may send your feedback to the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland. Detailed information on how to file a complaint and how the matter will be handled is available on the Agency’s website.

Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland 

Saavutettavuuden valvonnan yksikkö (supervisory unit for accessibility) 
[email protected]
tel. (switchboard) +358 295 016 000

This website was published on 
17 December 2020