About the website
Helsinkiregion.fi is a joint region portal of the cities in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. The website Helsinginseutu.fi contains the joint services of Espoo, Helsinki, Kauniainen and Vantaa that are not tied to municipal borders as well as the decisions of the joint decision-making bodies of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.
The Helsinkiregion.fi concept is also comprised of websites that provide information about the Helsinki Metropolitan Area cities’ services in Easy to read and Sign language.
The website in Sign language contains sign language videos in Finnish and Finland-Swedish Sign language. The website in Sign language can be found at www.helsinginseutu.fi/viittomakieli and www.helsingforsregionen.fi/teckensprak.
The region portal provides news about the joint issues of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen. The news list on the home page gathers news feeds from the Helmet.fi service of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area’s city libraries and the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority’s website.
Structure and design of the website
It is easy to search for information at Helsinkiregion.fi by using the search box, which can be found at the top of each page and which enables a search by word throughout the region portal website.
The requirements of accessibility are intended to be taken into account when designing the region portal. The website is responsive so it adapts to different devices. The text size can be enlarged and the text can be listened to by using the buttons at the top of the page.
The Easy to read website has the right to use the Easy to read logo conceded by the Finnish Centre for Easy to read, which ensures that the user interface and content of the website correspond with the Easy to read guidelines.
The Helsinkiregion.fi portal automatically collects some information about the visitors. Information is not collected for commercial purposes. Information will not be sold or otherwise disclosed to third parties.
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Development and editorial responsibility
The development of the region portal is guided by an editorial board, which is a representation of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area cities’ communications and information technology departments. The administration of the website and the editorial responsibility are the responsibilities of the webmasters of the Helsinki City Executive Office’s Communications division.
The aim is to keep the information provided by the website up-to-date. However, the accuracy, constancy and timeliness of the information cannot be guaranteed in all cases. The cities in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area are not responsible for any damage or harm possibly caused by the use of the Helsinkiregion.fi website.
The Helsinkiregion.fi website also contains links to third party websites, such as those of Finland’s central government and non-profit organisations. The cities in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area are not responsible for the content on the websites administered by third parties.