Accessability statement of the applications system for International Master's Programmes
The University of Helsinki aims to ensure that as many people as possible are able to use its digital services and takes accessibility into account in their development.

This accessibility statement applies to the University of Helsinki’s Application system for international master's programmes in https://hapa.it.helsinki.fi/uhma/haku/. This accessibility statement does not cover the parts of the application done in Studyinfo service. The accessibility statement of the Studyinfo can be found in https://studyinfo.fi/wp2/en/accessibility-statement/.

This accessibility statement is based on an external specialist assessment of the application system in November 2020. The statement will be updated as the errors identified are corrected.

This statement was drawn up on 30 November 2020.

Is the ser­vice ac­cess­ible?

The service meets most of the A and AA level accessibility requirements of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. The accessibility deficiencies identified are described in detail below.

Re­port­ing de­fi­cien­cies

If you notice accessibility issues on the website, please give us feedback:

By email: admissions@helsinki.fi

You can also give us feedback in person at the Student Services customer service desk in Kaisa House (Fabianinkatu 30, main lobby, 3rd floor).

It may take up to 14 days to receive an answer. If you are not satisfied with the answer or do not receive an answer within two weeks, you may file a complaint with the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland. The agency website has detailed instructions (in Finnish and Swedish only) on how to file a complaint and how the issue will be handled. 

Con­tact infor­mation of the su­per­vis­ory au­thor­ity 

Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland
Accessibility supervision unit
www.saavutettavuusvaatimukset.fi 
saavutettavuus(at)avi.fi 
Phone +358 2950 16000 (switchboard)

Non-ac­cess­ible con­tent in the ser­vice

For the time being, certain content and features do not meet all relevant requirements. The non-accessible content is listed in Finnish. The English translations will be updated here when the translations are available.

Per­ceiv­ab­il­ity de­fi­cien­cies:

  • Some files created with office software and available for download from the website are not fully accessible (WCAG 1.1.1, 1.3.1).
  • A text alternative that serves the equivalent purpose is not available for all non-text content (WCAG 1.1.1).
  • Certain opening and closing elements are not correctly interpreted when using assistive technologies (WCAG 1.3.1, 2.4.7, 4.1.2).
  • The content of some pages can recur several times when using assistive technologies, such as when using the VoiceOver screen reader with the Safari browser (WCAG 1.3.2).

Op­er­ab­il­ity de­fi­cien­cies:

  • Some links to external services are inaccurate and recurring (WCAG 2.4.4).
  • Certain text field descriptions are too long and do not contain all information relevant to filling out the text field (WCAG 2.4.6).

Un­der­stand­ab­il­ity de­fi­cien­cies:

  • The website content may include parts that differ from the language defined for the website (WCAG 3.1.2).

Ro­bust­ness de­fi­cien­cies:

  • The descriptions of some buttons are deficient. Some pop-up options do not have a descriptive name, and some do not feature information on whether the pop-up option is open or closed (WCAG 4.1.2).
  • Assistive technologies provide no confirmation or feedback on uploading attachments to the service (WCAG 4.1.3).
Sup­port for us­ing the ser­vice

The Admission Services of the University of Helsinki supports users unable to access the service described herein. You can contact the Admission Services by email or chat or visit the customer service desk.

Con­tact infor­mation:

admissions@helsinki.fi
Kaisa House (Fabianinkatu 30, main lobby, 3rd floor).
P.O. Box 53, 00014 University of Helsinki
Opening hours and chat window on the Admission Services’ webpage