Accessibility statement | SeAMK Y-Zone

Accessibility statement

Welcome, this is the accessibility statement of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences’ Y-Zone website.

Accessibility means that a website and web applications can be used and understood smoothly.

Digital accessibility at SeAMK

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences takes digital accessibility into account in various online services and platforms, digital materials as well as teaching. Most of our online services and social media channels essentially meet levels A and AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

The implementation of the EU Accessibility Directive at SeAMK has been guided and supported by the Accessibility Team appointed by the DigiSeAMK Steering Group, whose term of office expired in August 2022. Thereafter, the promotion of digital accessibility at SeAMK has been the responsibility of the Accessibility Officer.

Comprehensive accessibility guidelines have been prepared for the use of SeAMK’s staff, students, and co-operation partners. Guidelines are:

  • Creating accessible online content
  • Making accessible documents
  • Creating accessible digital materials (e.g. videos, images, podcasts, pdfs)
  • Accessibility in teaching and teaching materials
  • Creating an accessible Moodle course
  • Considering accessibility in the procurement of digital services and content

SeAMK has also organised various accessibility trainings for online service administrators and online content producers, as well as for teachers, and all of them are supported in implementing accessibility.

Read more about our accessibility related activities here » 


This website is subject to the law on the provision of digital services * 1, which is based on the EU Accessibility Directive * 2. The law provides equal access to services. SeAMK strives to guarantee the accessibility of digital services in accordance with the Act and the EU Accessibility Directive. We are constantly working to improve accessibility.

Availability status

This accessibility statement applies to the website and was prepared on September 9, 2020.

This website essentially meets levels A and AA of the WCAG requirements. Non-compliances and exceptions are mentioned below.

Accessibility requirements that are not met

The website is not yet fully compliant. The most significant shortcomings are in the files on the site (pdf, doc, ppt etc.), some of which do not meet the accessibility requirements. Some of the files on the site have been published before September 23, 2018, so they are not subject to the applicable law.

Also, some video and audio files are not accessible. Such videos or audio files were published before September 23, 2020, so they are not subject to the applicable law. These videos and audio files can be in an inaccessible format, i.e. videos without subtitles and possible audio equivalent, as well as audio files without text equivalent.

Some images may be missing alternative texts.

There may also be shortcomings in the clarity and comprehensibility of the content structure on some pages.

Accessibility shortcomings are always addressed as they are noticed. These shortcomings can be reported to us either via an online form *3 or by sending an e-mail to

If necessary, request files and other content in an accessible format by sending an e-mail to

Inaccessible content

This website also includes third-party applications and web sites. With regard to these, SeAMK strives to influence the accessibility, and therefore we want to hear about any accessibility shortcomings in them. As a general rule, this information will be provided to those responsible for the accessibility of the third-party web sites and applications in question.

With regard to materials produced by students and other third parties, SeAMK has instructed content providers in the creation of accessible materials.

Do you need help?

We provide support for users for whom digital services are not accessible. Contact us by sending an e-mail to

Preparation of the accessibility statement

This website was published on June 12, 2018. This statement was prepared on September 9, 2020, and updated on February 3, 2023. The statement is based on, for example, user testing and self-assessment.

Feedback and contact information

If you want to report a problem with the accessibility of the Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences’ online service, want some material in an accessible format, or if you have a suggestion or question about the accessibility of an online service, please contact us either by online form or by e-mail.

Contact details of the supervisory authority

If you notice accessibility shortcomings on this web site, please first provide feedback to us, the webmasters. We will respond within 14 days. If you are not satisfied with the answer you have received or do not receive a reply at all within two weeks, you can report it to the Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland (AVI). The website of the Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland explains in detail how the notification can be made and how the matter is handled.

Southern Finland Regional State Administrative Agency
Accessibility Control Unit * 4
Telephone number exchange +358 (0)295 016 000


This website was published: June 12, 2018

This website has been updated following significant changes: May 14, 2020


Links in the statement

  1. (in Finnish)
  4. (in Finnish)