Accessibility


Access keys

The research portal supports the usage of access keys for an easy access to special parts of the page. To use these access keys a special key combination is used, which is depending on the browser used:

  • Internet Explorer: Use the ALT key followed by the access key to focus on the target element. Press ENTER to activate or click the target element.
  • Chrome: Use the ALT key followed by the access key to focus on the target element. If the target element can be activated or clicked this will be done automatically.
  • Firefox: Use the ALTSHIFT key followed by the access key to focus on the target element. If the target element can be activated or clicked this will be done automatically.
  • For other browsers please refer to the manual of this browser to find how access keys can be used.

The following access keys can be used in the research portal (for simplification only the format for Internet Explorer and Chrome is shown, modified the key sequence as needed):

  • ALT0: Opens the startpage.
  • ALT1: Jumps to the navigation.
  • ALT2: Jumps to the content section.
  • ALT3: Jumps to the header.
  • ALT5: Jumps to the search.

Accessibility Statement for LUT Research Portal (Converis)

This accessibility statement concerns service https://research.lut.fi/ and is created/updated on 22.09.2020.

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

LUT University tracks accessibility issues with the vendor. Accessibility of LUT Research Portal is improved as part of system upgrades/updates and continous improvements of the system.

Measures to support accessibility

Clarivate takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of LUT Research Portal:

  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
  • Provide continual accessibility training for our staff.
  • Assign clear accessibility targets and responsibilities.
  • Employ formal accessibility quality assurance methods.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines 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. LUT Research Portal is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

LUT Research Portal is designed to be compatible with the following browsers with assistive technologies:

  • browser Firefox, latest version
  • browser Chrome, latest version
  • browser Safari, latest version
  • browser Microsoft Edge, latest version

LUT Research Portal is not compatible with:

  • browsers older than 2 versions
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer

Technical specifications

Accessibility of the LUT Research Portal relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of the LUT Research Portal there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations and potential solutions.

Known limitations for the LUT Research Portal:

  1. Buttons in pages: Buttons of the public portal has contrast limitations. The style of the public portal is continously developed.
  2. Page navigation: The high-level html structure is misleading and does not give the user a good overview of the page via screenreader tools. The title elements of the page are ordered in a way that does not take accessibility into account. We are in the process of changing the high level html structure to reflect the logical structure of the page.
  3. Search forms: Not all search elements are highlighted when focused or marked clearly as form buttons. This will be taken into account as part of feedback to the vendor.

Assessment approach

Clarivate and LUT University assessed the accessibility of the LUT Research Portal by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation
  • Collaboration with external accessibility experts (mindscreen GmbH, Munich, Germany)

Feedback and development

If you notice accessibility problems on the site, please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail: researchportal@lut.fi. We response you as soon as possible.

If you are not satisfied with our response or if you have not received a response in two weeks, you may report to the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland. The agency’s website explains in detail how you can report and how the issue will be processed.

Contact information for the controlling authority:

Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland
Accessibility supervision unit
www.saavutettavuusvaatimukset.fi
saavutettavuus(at)avi.fi
Phone: 029 501 6000