Accessibility statement for Otava Learning

Otava Learning strives to ensure the accessibility of its digital services in accordance with the Act on the Provision of Digital Services 306/2019.

New services and content published after 23 September 2020 comply with the accessibility criteria. Products may include non-accessible content but it is clearly marked.

The current user interface of Cloubi products (digital books, digital exercises, etc.) will be improved in 2024. We also strive to improve the accessibility of existing older services during the academic year 2024–2025 and the accessibility of mobile applications (Otso, Särmä Plus and Sanastot) in 2024.

Our aim is to ensure that everyone has equal access to Otava’s digital learning materials.

This accessibility statement covers all digital products of Otava and Finn Lectura, including Cloubi products from an external supplier.

State of accessibility

The services are partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 level AA. Non-compliance and exceptions to the requirements are explained below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is not accessible. Read a more detailed breakdown of the non-accessible content (in Finnish).


The following accessibility criteria are not met in all of Otava’s and Finn Lectura’s products and services:

  • Text alternatives (WCAG 1.1.1)
  • Headings, programmatic implementation, status of elements, programmatic marking of page structure (WCAG 1.3.1)
  • Contrasts (WCAG 1.4.3, 1.4.11)
  • Login time limit (WCAG 2.2.1)
  • Focus order (WCAG 2.4.3)
  • Links (WCAG 2.4.4)
  • Focus visible (WCAG 2.4.7)
  • Language specification for sections (WCAG 3.1.2)
  • Notifications and error messages (WCAG 3.3.1, 4.1.3

Login service

  • Skip link (WCAG 1.3.1)
  • Language specification for the page (WCAG 3.1.1)

Cloubi products

  • Text alternatives (WCAG 1.1.1)
  • Time-based media (WCAG 1.2.1, 1.2.2)
  • Tables (WCAG 1.3.1)
  • Reference to visual properties (WCAG 1.3.3)
  • Resize text (WCAG 1.4.4)
  • Images of text (WCAG 1.4.5)
  • Scalability (WCAG 1.4.10)
  • Keyboard navigation, functions of Cloubi products (WCAG 2.1.1)
  • Page headings (WCAG 2.4.2)
  • Labels (WCAG 3.3.2)
  • Frame elements (WCAG 1.1.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.2)
  • Functions of Cloubi products (WCAG 1.1.1, 1.3.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.4.3, 3.2.2, 4.1.3)
  • Exercises of Cloubi products (WCAG 1.1.1, 1.3.1, 2.1.1, 2.4.6, 2.4.7, 3.2.2, 4.1.2)

Digital exam

  • Skip link (WCAG 1.3.1)
  • Language specification for the page (WCAG 3.1.1)
  • Teacher products
  • Tables, programmatic implementation, skip link (WCAG 1.3.1)
  • Resize text (WCAG 1.4.4)
  • Keyboard navigation (WCAG 2.1.1)
  • Language specification for the page (WCAG 3.1.1)

Finn Lectura’s out-of-date stand-alone websites

Correction of shortcomings and unreasonable burden

An effort will be made to rectify the shortcomings in connection with product updates in 2022.


We will add subtitles to the videos of digital products in use in spring 2022. Some of the content can be found in an accessible format on the same page as the embedded video.

Alternative text for images

Digital products published before September 2020 do not have alternative text. Adding them would be an unreasonable burden for the organisation’s resources. For products published after September 2020, graphs used in mathematical subjects are an exception, as they cannot be improved due to the nature of the subject.

Audio track

Mathematics books for lower secondary school and general upper secondary school do not have an audio track. Adding them would be an unreasonable burden for the organisation’s resources.

Mobile applications

Our aim is to improve the user interfaces of Otava Learning mobile applications (Otso, Särmä Plus and Sanastot) in 2024. The applications offer additional material that is available in a printed book, Pupil’s World, or Student’s World.

Alternative products

The contents of Otava’s digital books, digital exercises and digital teaching materials are mostly available in printed format. The content of the mobile applications is additional material. Our customer service will help you find the right product. Some of our products are also available via Celia (

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 23 July 2020.

The statement is based on a third-party assessment of whether the website meets the requirements of Directive (EU) 2016/2102.

The statement was last revised on 4th December 2023.

Feedback and contact information

Did you notice shortcomings in accessibility? Please report the problem to us, and we will do our best to correct it. You can contact us using the online form below, by email ( or by phone +358 (0)9 156 6800 (mobile call charge/local network charge + waiting time).
You can provide other feedback through our customer service.

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Enforcement procedure

If you notice accessibility deficiencies on the website, please contact the site administrator first. The response may take up to 14 days. If you are not satisfied with the response you received, or if you do not receive a response within two weeks, you can send your feedback to the Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland.

Contact information for the supervising authority

Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland, Accessibility Unit (in Finnish)
telephone (switchboard) +358 295 016 000