Digital accessibility

We want this website to be accessible to as many people as possible.

Accessibility of Studyinsweden.se.

Studyinsweden.se is managed by the Swedish Institute. We want as many people as possible to to be able to use this website, and this page describes how Studyinsweden.se complies with the accessibility regulations, any known accessibility issues, and how you can report issues so that we can fix them.

How accessible is this website?

The website was relaunched on 15 June 2020 with a focus on accessibility and the blog was integrated on 20 January 2021. This website is mainly compliant with the Swedish accessibility regulations (link in Swedish) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 level AA. But we know that some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible right now.

We’ve described the content that is, in one way or another, not fully accessible in the following ways:

General issues

  • Some of our new blog posts (after 23 September 2020) have images that miss alternate text. We are working on this and alternate texts should be added by the end of September 2021.
  • Some of our blog posts have embedded videos from third-party providers such as YouTube and miss audio description and/or subtitles.
  • There is no audio description to our videos on our social media accounts, and some older videos are missing texting. Future videos will have texting and audio description.

Unreasonably burdensome adjustment

The Swedish Institute invokes exemption for unreasonably burdensome adjustment pursuant to Section 12 of the act on access to public digital services with regard to the content described below.
We have old blog posts (around 1400) that are not fully accessible. Headlines have incorrect nesting and animations cannot be paused. Moreover, images are missing alternative text. It would require extensive work to make all blog posts accessible. There are 4 people working with Study in Sweden and we estimate around 175 hours for updating all of this. Our aim is that all blog posts after 23 September 2020 and onwards are accessible and that we update older posts if time allows.

How we tested this website

We perform continuous internal and external testing of studyinsweden.se. The last assessment was made on 25 January 2021.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or if we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, please contact us by e-mail at si(@)si.se to report issues and let us know about the problem.

Enforcement procedure.

The Agency for Digital Government is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, ​contact the Agency for Digital Government↗️ to lodge a complaint.

The statement was last updated on 14 July 2021.