Accessibility report government.se
This is the common website of the Government and the Government Offices. This page describes how government.se meets the requirements of the Act on the Accessibility of Digital Public Services, any known accessibility issues and how to report any deficiencies to us so that we can remedy them.
We want the greatest possible number of people to be able to use this website. As many user groups as possible must be able to perceive, operate and understand it, regardless of disability type and whatever assistive technology being used.
How accessible is the website?
We are aware that parts of the website are not fully accessible.
We are constantly striving to improve the website’s accessibility. If you discover problems that are not described on this page or if you consider that it does not meet the requirements of the Act, please let us know so that we are aware that a problem exists.
Under the Act on the Accessibility of Digital Public Services, the Agency for Digital Government (DIGG) is responsible for supervision. If you are not satisfied with the way we respond to your viewpoints, you can inform the Agency for Digital Government of this.
Technical information about the website’s accessibility
Not all parts of this website comply with the Act on the Accessibility of Digital Public Services. Those parts that are not fully accessible are described below.
Content that is not accessible
The content described below is in some way not fully accessible:
- If parts of a web page’s content are in a language other than that specified for the page, a screen reader cannot read this content with the correct pronunciation.
- There are some deficiencies in the way the website follows the coding standard used in its development. A website should fully follow the selected coding standard in order to function for as many people as many as possible.
- Not all PDF documents are fully accessible. One reason for this is that the original document to many of the PDFs published on government.se were not produced at the Government Offices. This can lead to difficulties later on with creating fully accessible PDFs. Below are some known deficiencies:
- Certain PDF documents were not created in a correct way (tagged) for them to be read aloud by screen readers.
- In some documents, images and charts lack alternative texts.
- In some documents, tables lack table headings.
Our ambition is for all known accessibility problems with website functionality to be remedied by 31 January 2021. However, it will be difficult to make certain existing PDF documents accessible. The Government Offices regularly improves the accessibility of its own document templates and provides training in how to create accessible PDF documents to increase accessibility.
Content not covered by the Act
Some types of content are exempted from the Act, such as:
- live broadcasts of time-based media
- pre-recorded time-based media published before 23 September 2020
- documents published before 23 September 2018 (provided that this is not the only way for a user of a digital service to perform an administrative task, e.g. fill in a form).
Find out more about exemptions on the Agency for Digital Government website
If you need to access content on government.se that is not accessible to you and that is exempted from the scope of the Act, please contact us.
How we tested the website
We have conducted a self-assessment (internal testing) of government.se.
The most recent assessment was made on 3 September 2020.