System provider Elsevier's accessibility statement for Aalto University's research portal
This accessibility statement applies to Aalto University's research portal (Aalto University's research portal), which is powered by Elsevier B.V.. Statement was created 14.12.2020.
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible is this site?
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- ranks of headings are not fully following the WCAG 2.1
- most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- the contrasts on the page are not fully following the WCAG 2.1
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact Elsevier’s Support Team via [email protected].
If you notice any accessibility issues on the website, first send feedback to the site administrator ([email protected]). Please note that it may take up to 14 days for a reply to be sent to you. If you are not satisfied with the reply, or if you do not receive any response within two weeks, you may report this to the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland. More detailed information on how to submit your report and how the matter will be handled is available on the Agency’s website.
Contact details of the supervisory authority
Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland
Saavutettavuuden valvonnan yksikkö (supervisory unit for accessibility)
Tel. +358 295 016 000 (switchboard)
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
Non accessible content
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non compliance with the accessibility regulations
We are aware of specific accessibility issues with the current version of the Portal interface. Full details of these known issues can be found in our Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) report.
With the one exception detailed below, we plan to address all known issues detailed in this report by February 2021.
Elsevier B.V. has no control over the accessibility of uploaded content linked to from pages, for instance datasets or pdf documents associated with research output. As such, we cannot be held liable for their adherence to accessibility criteria. Often, these documents are provided in the format required by the respective publisher.
Providing an accessibility solution for these documents would, in our view represent a disproportionate burden.
How we tested this website
This website was last tested on 31 May 2019. The test was carried out by the Elsevier Digital Accessibility team. As Elsevier B.V. powers websites for multiple clients on our platform, we tested accessibility on a sample client, judged to be largely representative. The sample of pages we tested on is based on the most visited pages and those most essential to navigation of our website. For further details on what we tested, and the results, you can read the full accessibility test report Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) report.