The Tax and Customs Board’s e-services environment e-MTA (hereinafter website) is built and prepared to comply with the European Union digital accessibility standard EN 301 549 and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines WCAG 2.1 AA. This means that certain technical tools and content creation principles have been used to help users with visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognition, language, learning, and neurological deficiencies consume the content of the website.
In addition, you can improve access to information by configuring your computer at browser and operating system level. The following provides an overview of the main aids.
A more comprehensive guide in Estonian on the same topic is available on the website of the Estonian Blind Union. Answers to frequently encountered technical questions can also be found in the AbilityNet's English guide.
This website allows visitors to navigate using only the keyboard. You can navigate by pressing the TAB key repeatedly. Every keypress brings the focus to the next element, i.e., link or a button. The element currently in focus is highlighted by colour change and a framed box around it. To activate the link in focus (i.e., click on the link), press the ENTER key.
Zooming in and out
With a browser
We recommend using the easiest – browser built-in zoom.
All popular browsers allow zooming in and out by pressing the CTRL (CMD in OS X) and + or - keys at the same time.
Another option is to hold down the CTRL key while scrolling up or down with the mouse. You can return to normal size by pressing CTRL and 0 at the same time.
In your operating system
All of the most common operating systems contain settings to increase the content displayed on the screen.
Windows 7 and newer operating systems include Magnifier, a program that allows zooming. Press the START menu button on the left, print Magnifier (the first few letters are enough) and press the ENTER key. A small overlay window appears that can be moved around with the mouse and zooms everything in it.
To use Zoom on Apple computers, go to: Apple menu – System Preferences – Accessibility (or Universal Access) – Zoom.
Browsers have plug-ins that extend the zooming capabilities. For example, Zoom Page We for Firefox and Chrome, which enables to zoom both the entire page and text only.
Using a screen reader
A screen reader is a software application that attempts to identify and interpret what is being displayed on the screen and convey it in other forms – for example, as sounds, audio commentary. In particular, it is a tool for people with low vision.
The content presented on this website has been created according to standards that make the content understandable to screen readers and in such a way that any type of visual content can be reproduced in another form. For example, textual descriptions are attached to images, descriptions of what is happening in the video are below the videos, the arrangement and order of the structural elements takes into account the movement of the screen reader on the screen and allows information to be consumed in a logical order.
A selection of popular screen readers:
The goal of the Tax and Customs Board is to keep the website in compliance with the accessibility requirements established on the basis of the Public Information Act. Accessibility Statement describes the website's compliance with accessibility requirements.
If there are problems with the accessibility of the website, please use the contacts at the end of the statement, in the "Feedback" chapter.
The website of the Tax and Customs Board partially meets the accessibility requirements due to the reasons listed below.
Content and features that are not accessible
The content and functions listed below do not comply with legal regulations
- The website does not comply with requirement 220.127.116.11 Bypass blocks of the European Union digital accessibility standard EN 301 549 V3.2.1 (2021-03), because all subpages do not have a skip link. Alternatively, it is possible to use the TAB key to bypass unnecessary information when setting the focus.
This functionality will be added gradually to all subpages, starting with the most widely used services.
- The website does not comply with requirement 18.104.22.168 Parsing of the European Union digital accessibility standard EN 301 549 V3.2.1 (2021-03), because some subpages contain non-validating source code.
The errors are being fixed and generally do not significantly interfere with using the pages.
- The website partially does not comply with requirement 22.214.171.124 Contrast (minimum) of the European Union digital accessibility standard EN 301 549 V3.2.1 (2021-03), because the website may contain content that does not meet the minimum contrast ratio of 4.5:1 or 3:1 contrast for large texts (character size from 18 pixels or bold 14 pixels).
The error will be gradually fixed during the visual update of the subpages.
- The website partially does not comply with requirement 126.96.36.199 Language of page of the European Union digital accessibility standard EN 301 549 V3.2.1 (2021-03), because there are subpages where the language attribute is incorrect or missing in the source code.
The error will be fixed on the subpages in stages during the development of the service subpages.
- The website partially does not comply with requirements 188.8.131.52 Info and relationships,
184.108.40.206 Meaningful sequence,
220.127.116.11 Link purpose (in context),
18.104.22.168 Language of page,
22.214.171.124 Name, role, value
126.96.36.199 Status messages
of the European Union digital accessibility standard EN 301 549 V3.2.1 (2021-03), because there are subpages the content of the elements of which are not read as expected by the screen reader.
The errors are gradually fixed during the development of service pages.
- The website partially does not comply with requirements 188.8.131.52 Keyboard and 184.108.40.206 Focus visible of the European Union digital accessibility standard EN 301 549 V3.2.1 (2021-03), because there are subpages where the focus style does not move regularly from left to right or top to bottom with TAB key, focusing all elements along its path.
The error will be fixed in stages on the subpages, starting with the most used services.
- The website partially does not comply with requirement 220.127.116.11 Use of colour of the European Union digital accessibility standard EN 301 549 V3.2.1 (2021-03), because there are some subpages where the style of links is not sufficiently distinct from the rest of the content.
These are single errors which do not significantly affect the use of the pages.
- The website partially does not comply with requirement 18.104.22.168 Error suggestion of the European Union digital accessibility standard EN 301 549 V3.2.1 (2021-03), because there are some subpages where error messages do not explain to users how to fix the error.
These are single errors which do not significantly affect the use of the pages.
The content and functions listed below are subject to a disproportionate burden
- The website does not comply with requirement 11.7 User preferences, of the European Union digital accessibility standard EN 301 549 V3.2.1 (2021-03) because it is unreasonable to change the entire content of a web page through browser settings. According to the non-compliance, the user cannot change the font size, colour or font of the web page through browser settings, as this would make it difficult for the user to understand the content.
Alternatively, the user can increase the content of web pages with the keyboard keys CTRL and + and decrease it with the keys CTRL and -. By using the CTRL and 0 keys, the page content can be restored to the default size. Another way to zoom in or out is to hold down the CTRL key while scrolling the mouse scroll wheel up (to zoom in) or down (to zoom out).
- The website partially does not comply with the first point of requirement 9.6 WCAG conformance requirements of the European Union digital accessibility standard EN 301 549 V3.2.1 (2021-03). Compliance with the requirement requires full compliance with the WCAG 2.1 AA level accessibility guidelines, thus depending on the resolution of the referred non-conformities on all sub-pages.
This cannot be resolved individually. The website complies with other four points of this requirement.
Compilation of the statement
The Accessibility Statement is based on both self-assessment and the assessment carried out by the external partner Trinidad Wiseman.
We are constantly improving the accessibility of the website. If you want to give feedback on accessibility or if something necessary has remained inaccessible for you, please contact us using the contacts below.
E-MTA: select Communication – Correspondence from the menu and click the “New message” button, select “E-services” as the subject of the message
Phone: +372 880 0811
We will respond as soon as possible, but no later than within 5 working days.
The supervision of the accessibility of websites and applications of public services is carried out by the Estonian Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority.
Phone: +372 667 2000