Accessibility means the consideration of human diversity in digital services. In other words, it corresponds to accessibility in the physical world. In Finland, accessibility is required also by the Act on the Provision of Digital Services, which applies to the online content and services produces by universities and other authorities. The law applies to certain public digital documents produced by students, particularly theses, which are submitted in the Laturi system.
Follow your degree programme’s guidelines for thesis content and layout.
The entire thesis must be in a single file. Check in the instructions provided by your degree programme whether you need to include a summary in the thesis. The title page must also be included in the same file as the rest of the thesis. Laturi will not alter the file in any way; for example the title page and the abstract are not automatically generated.
For submission to Laturi, all work comprising the thesis, including the title page, must be compiled into a single file.
To make a PDF document accessible, you must first make the original Word document accessible and then convert it into PDF/A format using the appropriate procedure. A correctly saved PDF document contains all of the structures included in the Word document, which, for example, a visually impaired person can utilise to read the document using a screen reader.
At least the following should be taken into consideration in accessible Word documents:
Detailed and illustrated instructions for creating accessible documents are available on the saavutettavasti.fi website (in Finnish only).
How can I get the page numbering to start on another page besides page 1?
Do as follows (instructions for MS Word):
How do I insert a title page that is in the PDF format into my thesis?
There are many different ways to do this. You can for example use the PDF-XChange program available on workstations in the computer classrooms maintained by IT Administration Services as follows:
You can also use Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro to combine pdf-files. Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro is available on workstations in the computer classrooms maintained by IT Administration Services.