FITech Network University’s fitech.io website and its mobile application are subject to the EU’s accessibility directive, the aim of which is to ensure equality in a digitalised society and set uniform requirements for accessibility.
FITech Network University, coordinated by Aalto University, is committed to observing accessibility standards. The following measures are implemented in order to achieve this goal:
- accessibility is part of our mission statement,
- accessibility has been taken into account in the university practices,
- a member of staff has been appointed to be responsible for accessibility at the university.
FITech Network University’s objective is to maintain a website that is technically accessible and understandable in terms of its contents and that is clear and easy to use for all types of users.
Meeting the criteria
Current fitech.io website was launched on 25.9.2019. The site is currently built in order to meet the WCAG 2.0 criteria, level AA. The site fills most of the criteria and is considered to be fairly accessible. After 23.9.2020, the website aims to meet WCAG 2.1 criteria, level AA. The requirements of the Directive have been taken into account in the development of the website, and the work continues.
About the statement
The information in this statement is based on an accessibility audit done by Pixels Helsinki Oy, on request of team FITech on 15.9.2020. This statement was created on 23.9.2020.
The fitech.io website mainly meets the requirements for accessibility. The website requires further improvements, however, in the following areas:
- Image descriptions (alt texts)
- Accessibility by keyboard only
- Logical structure of page heading levels
All video and audio files published after 23.9.2020 will be captioned. Material that has been published before this date will not be captioned.
We will respond to your feedback within two weeks, at the latest.
We are actively working to address the accessibility issues that have been identified.