Digital accessibility

This accessibility statement applies to the websites,, and

The editorial team of the German Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in Finland and the responsible bodies of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland (EVL) endeavour to make the websites,, and accessible without barriers. The legal basis is the Disability Equality Act (BGG) and the Barrier-Free Information Technology Ordinance (BITV 2.0) as amended.

We have tested this website on the basis of BITV 2.0 of 21 May 2019. The test criteria therefore incorporate the new requirements of WCAG 2.1. The WCAG test is based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 of 5 June 2018. A website is considered BITV-compliant if it meets all the requirements of BITV 2.0. A website is considered WCAG-compliant if it meets all success criteria of level AA of WCAG 2.1.

All pages selected for the audit were assessed as BITV compliant and WCAG compliant. Representative pages are selected for the audit. Quote from the testing body: "According to WCAG, conformity can only be determined for individual pages. In order to make a statement about the conformity of the entire website, all individual web pages belonging to the website would have to be checked. This is not practicable for large websites. However, testing a representative selection of pages, i.e. a selection of pages that covers as many potential barriers as possible, allows us to conclude on the accessibility of the web presence as a whole."

This statement was prepared on 19 December 2022.

Feedback and contact

Have you noticed any deficiencies in the accessibility of content on,, and Or do you have questions about accessibility? Then you are welcome to contact us. Please use the feedback form provided.

You can also contact us by post or phone:

Kirkkohallitus, Church Communication
Eteläranta 8, PO Box 210, 00131 Helsinki
phone +358 9 18021, email

Contact person: Lari Lohikoski
Eteläranta 8, PO Box 210, 00131 Helsinki
phone +358 50 346 9041

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