Sharingsweden.se offers a comprehensive collection of resources about Sweden, produced by the Swedish Institute. The resources are intended for an international audience with an interest in Sweden and the Swedes.

On this site, the resources are sorted by topic, resource and activity to help you find content for presentations, discussions or events. We have also put together toolkits, which are ready-made sets of tools and instructions on a topic that will provide both ideas and resources for your themed event.

Almost all of the resources are open to the public and free to use, but a few of the pages are only accessible by Swedish embassies and consulates due to copyright issues.

We hope you find what you’re looking for.

Administration

Sharingsweden.se is produced and administered by the Swedish Institute, a public agency that promotes interest and confidence in Sweden around the world. The activities of the Swedish Institute are governed by an annual government directive (only in Swedish), so-called appropriation directions.

Executive editor of sharingsweden.se is Anna Rudels, director of the Department of Communications at the Swedish Institute.

The site was built with WordPress, a free and open-source publishing platform, and it was developed in close cooperation with digital design agencies Söderhavet and Britny, and technical web agency Fröjd.

Accessibility statement – Sharingsweden.se

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website, and this text describes how Sharingsweden.se complies with the accessibility regulations, any known accessibility issues, and how you can report problems so that we can fix them.

Developing Sharingsweden.se during 2021/2022

During 2021-2022, we will be updating and developing Sharingsweden.se. This is going to give us an opportunity to make this website more accessible for everyone. This also means that all major improvements won’t be in place until the updated website itself is launched during 2022.

How accessible is Sharingsweden.se?

We are aware that some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible. See the section on non-accessible content below for more information.

How we tested this website

We perform continuous internal and external testing of Sharingsweden.se. The last assessment was made on 20 April 2020.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

This website is mainly compliant with the Swedish accessibility regulations and WCAG 2.1 level AA. Non-compliant content is listed below.

General issues

  • All HTML does not validate, for example there are some occurrences of element IDs that are not unique. We are currently working on fixing this for future updates.
  • Some link purposes are too generic. We are currently working on fixing this for future updates.
  • There are PDFs available on Sharingsweden.se that are non-compliant with the accessibility requirements.
  • Some external systems obtained for Sharingsweden.se are non-compliant with the accessibility requirements. We are currently working on fixing this for future updates.

Issues with usage without vision (blindness)

  • There are headlines with incorrect nesting. We are currently working on fixing this for future updates.
  • There are headings not specified as headlines (no H-tag). We are currently working on fixing this for future updates.
  • Some elements are missing Information, structure and relationships. We are currently working on fixing this for future updates.
  • Some videos are missing captions. We are currently working on fixing this for future updates.
  • Some labels are missing (for links and elements). We are currently working on fixing this for future updates.
  • There is no mechanism to bypass blocks of content that are repeated on multiple pages. We are currently working on fixing this for future updates.

Issues with usage with visual impairment (including colour blindness)

  • Some visual presentation of text does not meet the criteria of minimum contrast. We are currently working on fixing this for future updates.
  • On smaller smartphones the search view and menu icon can be difficult to read/view when content is resized to 200%. We are currently working on fixing this for future updates.

Issues with usage with hearing impairment (deaf or difficulty of hearing)

  • Some videos are missing captions. We are currently working on fixing this for future updates.

Issues with usage with physical impairment

  • The menu is sometimes not operable through a keyboard interface (it does not expand). We are currently working on fixing this for future updates.
  • Video controls (pause, play etc) in pop-up modal, as well as the pop-up modal itself, are not operabel through the keyboard interface. We are currently working on fixing this for future updates.
  • There is no mechanism to bypass blocks of content that are repeated on multiple pages. We are currently working on fixing this for future updates.

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website?

If you need content from this website that is not accessible for you, but is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations as described above, kindly email si@si.se and tell us:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your name and email address
  • the format you need

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, contact us or submit this short form for reporting 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.

Disproportionate burden

Swedish institute invokes an exemption for disproportionate burden in accordance with § 12 in the accessibility regulations for the content described below.

  • We have a great collection of downloadable material and toolkits that are not fully compliant with the accessibility regulations. We are currently working on fixing this, but due to the large amount of material it will not be finished by 23 september 2020.

The statement was last updated on May 8th 2020.