Accessibility statement

This accessibility policy concerns the website. The accessibility of the website was analysed by Avaava Oy. The statement was drafted on 7 November 2019 and updated on 16 November 2020.

We are constantly working on improving accessibility. Please contact the State Treasury if you have any questions. Our contact details are available at

State of accessibility of the digital service

Our website fulfils critical accessibility success criteria. Below is a list of the accessibility shortcomings detected. Problems were detected with embedded statistics and PDF files, in particular.

The debt management annual reviews and also have some shortcomings in their accessibility, for example in contrasts and navigation. The content of these publications is available in text form from the Treasury by request.

Grounds for non-compliance

Unreasonable burden. We are constantly working on improving accessibility and repairing the shortcomings.

Non-accessible content in the digital service (according to WCAG criteria)

1. Perceivable

The colour scheme of the website does not meet contrast criteria in all areas

Bar graphs are only distinguishable by colour. On some pages text is placed on top of images.

Accessibility criteria that are not met
1.4.11 Non-text Contrast

The functionality of buttons is insufficient for the screen reader

Some buttons are invisible to all or some screen readers.

Heading-level hierarchy may be insufficient

Heading-level hierarchy may still be insufficient on some pages.

Accessibility criteria that are not met
1.3.1 Info and Relationships

Insufficient reflow

The statistics are not enlarged if the user zooms in using the browser.

Accessibility criteria that are not met
1.4.10 Reflow


There are shortcomings in keyboard usage

The keyboard cannot be used to access all menus on statistics pages. In addition to this, the statistics may trap users who are using the keyboard to navigate. There may be shortcomings in keyboard usage of pdf-documents’ navigation and reading order.

Accessibility criteria that are not met
2.1.1 Keyboard
2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap

Link headings are not descriptive enough

The headings of some links do not function out of context, e.g. ‘Read more here.’ These general link headings come from the website’s automatic settings depending on the content type.

Accessibility criteria that are not met
2.4.7 Focus Visible

3. Understandable

Central government finances and debt management terminology

The website uses terminology related to central government finances and debt management, which may be unfamiliar to some users.

Accessibility criteria that are not met
3.1.3 Unusual Words

4. Reliable operation

Material provided by other parties

The State Treasury is not responsible for the content of material provided by other parties presented as part of the State Treasury’s website. Content like this refers to statistics generated with Microsoft PowerBI products and credit rating reports issued by credit rating agencies in PDF format. You can request more information on statistics and credit ratings at the State Treasury over the telephone or via e-mail. Our contact details are available at

Feedback and reporting on shortcomings in accessibility

You can provide feedback on the accessibility of the website via e-mail to communication(at)

Supervisory authority

If you observe any issues with accessibility on the site, please provide feedback to us, i.e. the website administrator, first. Please allow 14 days for our response. If you are unhappy with the response given, or you are not given a response at all in the space of two weeks, you may file a complaint with the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland. The Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland website details how the complaint can be filed and how the matter will be processed.

Contact details for the supervisory authority

Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland
Unit for monitoring accessibility (Saavutettavuuden valvonnan yksikkö)
telephone number exchange +358 (0) 295 016 000

, Updated 16.11.2020 at 15:55