Accessibility in UPM

Accessibility guidelines aim to ensure that people with disabilities are able to understand, interact with and navigate the digital services we create. These UPM guidelines regarding accessibility are based on WC3’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines which means that the target for UPM’s digital services is to be perceivable, operable, understandable and robust.

All designers, developers and suppliers involved in creating digital services for UPM should understand the accessibility guidelines and take them into consideration while creating new services or redesigning the existing ones. UPM is raising awareness of the accessibility issues by providing information for designers, developers and content creators.

Known limitations

Some parts of the current UPM content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

  1. Navigation: Desktop hover megamenu is not always accessibile with keyboard or screen reader.
  2. Focus: Inconsistent conventions to show the focus and the right position.
  3. Alt-texts: Inconsistent conventions.
  4. Contrast: Part of the components do not fully conform to the contrast standard.
  5. Forms: Focus hidden

We are constantly working on limitations on our development roadmap. We are improving our digital services to ensure they are compliant with WCAG 2.0 AA.

Raising accessibility issues

Should you find any accessibility issues in UPM services, please inform us.
Please send us feedback.