Accessibility of Finnair.com

Conformance status

Finnair is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the digital user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

This accessibility statement is created on 22 October 2019 and describes the conformance of the Finnair.com website according to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), that define requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA.

Based on this evaluation, the Finnair.com website is partially conformant and close to meeting WCAG 2.1, Conformance Level AA requirements.

Partially conformant means that some parts of the content, for example colour contrasts, do not fully conform to the accessibility standards. Some of the pages are not fully supporting assisting technology such as screen readers. Feedback on this evaluation is welcome.

We want our web site and services to be accessible for all kinds of users, which is why we are constantly evaluating and improving the site. The external audits by Applause are ongoing and the accessibility statement of Finnair.com will be regularly updated.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the specified reasons: Non-compliance with the Act on the provision of digital services 306/2019.

The following content and/or functionalities (in English only) do not yet meet the WCAG requirements: 

BOOKING

Screen readers

  • 1.1.1 Select Payment Method: Informative images and radio buttons not announced 
  • 1.1.1 Review Your Purchase: Decorative SVG images focused and announced as 'blank' 
  • 1.1.1 Entire contents of radio button not announced 
  • 1.1.1 Links opening in new window not announced 
  • 1.1.1 Select Payment Method: Decorative horizontal line announced as 'separator' 
  • 1.3.1 Disabled "Book now" button announced without state     
  • 1.3.1 Datepicker invisible elements focused and announced
  • 1.3.1 "Select your seat" button announcement is not unique
  • 1.3.1 Select Payment Method: iFrames have no title
  • 1.3.1 Price and return date not announced in check price & select dates modal
  • 1.3.1 No label associated with dropdown 
  • 1.3.1 Radio group does not announce with sufficient context
  • 1.3.1 Multi-page step links announce with insufficient context
  • 1.3.1 Validation message incorrectly announced in text field
  • 1.3.1 Non-decorative dash not announced
  • 1.3.1, 1.3.5 Element act as link is implemented as button without descriptive label
  • 1.3.5 Flight from/to modal instructions not correct for iPhone
  • 2.1.1 Not possible to focus content of expanded passenger button
  • 2.1.1 Unable to select seats using NVDA instructions
  • 2.4.2 Global: Page titles are not unique 
  • 2.4.4 Insufficient context for “Book Now” buttons and links
  • 2.4.6 Insufficient context for "Book Now" buttons and links
  • 2.4.6 Two different buttons to add kids are announced with the same name 
  • 2.4.7 Focus outline radio buttons “Return”/”Oneway” included other elements 
  • 4.1.2 Disabled “Book now” button announced without state 
  • 4.1.2 Datepicker invisible elements focused and announced
  • 4.1.2 "Select your seat" button announcement is not unique
  • 4.1.2 Enter Passenger Details: Required fields are not announced as such
  • 4.1.2 Links in "Other options" overlay are announced without any role
  • 4.1.2 Select Payment Method: Widget 'Credit or debit card' announced without role
  • 4.1.2 Select Payment Method: Checked radio button announced as not checked
  • 4.1.2 Disabled button not announced as such
  • 4.1.3 Enter Passenger Details: Error messages for the form fields are not announced
  • 4.1.3 Error message “Authentication Failure” is not announced

Keyboard navigation

  • 2.1.1 Calendar cannot be focused using keyboard
  • 2.4.3 Focus issues in modal

Colour

  • 1.4.1 State of booking steps is only indicated using colour

Other

  • 3.3.2 Select Payment Method: Required fields are not visually marked as such 


CUSTOMER CARE

Screen readers

  • 1.3.1 Invisible instruction to select country focused and announced 
  • 1.3.1 Word 'US' announced as an abbreviation/separate letters 
  • 2.4.4 Link “read more” announced without context 
  • 3.3.2 Full screen button is not announced appropriately 

Video

  • 1.2.3, 1.2.5 Special Baggage Video: No audio description or media alternative is provided


CONTACT FORM

Screen readers

  • 1.3.1 User is not informed about max of allowed characters for field 
  • 1.3.1 User is not informed about max of allowed characters for field 
  • 1.3.1 Incorrectly implemented structure of headings 
  • 1.3.1 Button announced without selected state, no tab panel used 
  • 1.3.1 Day names announced as abbreviations 
  • 2.1.1 Checkbox elements cannot be activated 
  • 2.4.6 Calendar date buttons are announced without context 
  • 2.5.3 Button announced differently from its visible label 
  • 4.1.2 Button "Choose file" announced without a role 
  • 4.1.3 Loading animation not announced user not informed about progress 

Keyboard navigation

  • 2.4.7 "I'd like.." radio buttons have invisible focus outline 
  • 2.4.7 Focus invisible when trying to select day/year 


FINNAIR PLUS

Screen readers

  • 1.3.1: Grouped date of birth fields announced without a group label 
  • 1.3.1: Password requirements displayed but not announced

Keyboard navigation

  • 2.1.1 'Show' toggle not focusable

HTML validator

  • 1.3.5 Autocomplete attributes are not specified

Colour contrast

  • 1.4.3 Green text on white fails contrast ratio


Customise your trip

Screen readers

  • 1.3.1 "Add extra bags" dialog title is not announced


Select language

Screen readers

  • 1.3.1 Visual heading is not marked up as such 
  • 1.4.3 White text over varying image background fails colour contrast


Global

Colour contrast

  • 1.4.11 Blue keyboard focused "+" button on white fails colour contrast requirements


Destinations

Screen readers

  • 2.1.1 Focus trapped and content not focusable after closing "other"
  • 2.1.2 Focus trapped and content not focusable after closing "other" 
  • 4.1.2 Search field announced as expanded pop-up


Menu

Screen readers

  • 2.4.3 Focus not trapped within navigation menu layout
  • 4.1.2 Currently selected menu option not identified as such
  • 4.1.2 Secondary fly out menu does not announce expanded/collapsed state

A continuous effort will be made to rectify these problems.

Give feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Finnair.com. If you encounter issues regarding accessibility or if you have any further questions on the topic, please contact us by email:

accessibility-feedback@finnair.com

Please write your message in English. We aim to respond to all accessibility feedback within 14 days.   

Formal complaints

You are entitled to escalate a complaint to the national authority, should you be dissatisfied with our response to you.

Contact details of the supervisory authority:

Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland
Accessibility Supervisory Unit
www.saavutettavuusvaatimukset.fi
saavutettavuus@avi.fi
Tel. +358 295 016 000

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