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Accessibility statement

The website of the Helsinki Doctoral Education Network in Information and Communications Technology (HICT) is subject to the EU’s accessibility directive and we are committed to providing sufficient level of accessibility for the website’s intended target audience. 

The current website was published in 2021. This accessibility statement was published and updated on 8 June 2021. 

Accessibility status of the website 

The website is partly compliant with the requirements for accessibility. The most significant deficiencies are the following: 

Some used text formats may not be always easy to read (e.g. text is in italics or in small format). Some content is occasionally in the form of pdf files. Some images are missing descriptions and some of the images may occasionally use difficult coloring for color blind people. Some of the text content has been imported from the old website which was published prior to 23 September 2018. 

We are currently screening the content of the website and correct the deficiencies in accessibility in the present website. We are also training our staff in providing content in accessible form and monitoring our website’s accessibility status. 

Feedback and contact information 

If you notice any deficiencies regarding the accessibility of the site, you can provide feedback to:

We shall respond to your request within 14 days. If your request pertains to a large amount of content, we can extend the response time by a maximum of two weeks. We will notify you, if the response time is to be extended. If we do not deliver the information in an accessible form, we will devise a justified certificate for this in writing. 

Filing an accessibility complaint and a request for clarification 

If you detect any accessibility issues on our website, please always provide feedback to us first. 

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can send a request for clarification to the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland. The Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland supervises compliance with the accessibility requirements in Finland. Contact information for the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland: email:, telephone 0295 016 000 (switchboard). 

If we do not comply with the requirements and obligations as set forth in the law concerning digital services, you are entitled to file an accessibility complaint to the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland.