The website of Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT is subject to the EU’s accessibility directive and we are committed to providing a level of accessibility sufficient for the website’s intended target audience.

The current website was published on 9 May 2018. This accessibility statement was published on 4 March 2020, with minor editions 13 April 2021.

Accessibility status of the website

The website largely meets the requirements for accessibility. The most significant deficiencies are the following:

  • Some content is in the form of pdf files. Most of these files were published prior to 23 September 2018 and only a small proportion of new content is published in pdf format for practical reasons.
  • Some images are missing descriptions (alt texts). Most of these images are decorative and our objective is to provide an alt text in all non-decorative images.
  • Videos published prior to 23 September 2018 are missing subtitles.

We are 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.