Accessibility statement for

This accessibility statement explains how well the complies with the Act on the Provision of Digital Services, what shortcomings there are in the accessibility of the website and how you can give us feedback on accessibility problems.

Forssa City Library is responsible for the accessibility of the content on National Library of Finland is responsible for the accessibility of the user interface of this service.

We want as many users as possible to be able to access our digital services. We take accessibility into account in the development of digital services.

How accessible is the website?

This online service largely meets the A and AA level accessibility criteria required by law (WCAG criteria 2.1). The online service has some shortcomings in accessibility, which are described in more detail below.

Did you notice any gaps in accessibility?

We are constantly striving to improve the accessibility of the online service. If you observe any issues that are not described on this page, please let us know and we will do our best to fix any shortcomings. We will respond to requests and comments as soon as possible, but no later than within two weeks.

You can contact us via our website or via email: kirjasto(at)

Accessibility monitoring

The Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland monitors the implementation of accessibility requirements. If you are not satisfied with the response you have received or you do not receive a response at all within two weeks, you can give feedback to the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland. The website of the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland provides detailed information on how to file a complaint and how the matter will be processed.

Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland
Accessibility Monitoring Unit
Accessibility Requirements online service (in Finnish and Swedish)
Telephone (switchboard) 0295 016 000

More detailed information on technical accessibility

The online service is not yet fully accessible.

Content or features that are not yet accessible:

  • - Keyboard focus is not visible around all functional elements. (WCAG 2.4.7)
  • - Since the navigation lists are closed, it is not possible to see in which page user is on. Location breadcrumbs show where the page is located in the website hierarchy. (WCAG 3.2.3)
  • - Feedback form’s mandatory fields are not announced to screen readers when filling the form. In some other forms questions and other instructions are not read to screen readers. Some form fields are missing labels. (WCAG 3.3.2)
  • - In some places text has been marked as a heading even though it is not supposed to be. (WCAG 1.3.1)
  • - Some elements do not have a proper role. Also, some elements do not work as expected by the user (e.g. sub-menus in main navigation) and possible changes are not announced to the user. (WCAG 4.1.2)
  • - Not all functional elements are accessible to a keyboard user. (WCAG 2.1.1)
  • - Status messages (e.g. errors and successful completions of tasks) are not read to the screen reader user. (WCAG 4.1.3)

An effort will be made to correct the shortcomings listed in this statement as soon as possible.

How have we tested accessibility?

The observations in this accessibility statement are based on a third party assessment of whether the online service meets legal requirements.

Website was published on 9 January 2019.

This statement was prepared on 22 January 2021.

The statement was last updated on 9 February 2023.

Act on the Provision of Digital Services (306/2019) (In Finnish and Swedish)

Accessibility Requirements website (in Finnish and Swedish)