This page describes how nordicwelfare.org and the subsites IntegationNorden and PopNAD comply with the Swedish Act on Accessibility to Digital Public Services, any known accessibility issues and how you can report deficiencies to us so that we can remedy them.
How accessible is the website?
It is our aim that as many people as possible should be able to use our website. We strive to ensure that all users are able to perceive, manage and understand it, regardless of function and regardless of which aids you use.
We shall as a minimum achieve basic accessibility by following WCAG 2.1 at level AA.
We are, however, aware that parts of the website are not fully accessible. See the section below about content that is not accessible for further information.
What can you do if you are unable to use parts of the website?
If you need content from nordicwelfare.org that is not accessible for you but is excluded from the scope of the Act as described below, you can notify us by sending an email to email@example.com.
The response time is normally a couple of days.
Reporting deficiencies in the website’s accessibility
We strive constantly to improve the website’s accessibility. If you discover any problems that are not described on this page, or if you believe that we are not complying with the requirements of the Act, please inform us so that we are aware of the problem. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Swedish Agency for Digital Government is responsible for supervision of the Swedish Act on Accessibility to Digital Public Services. If you are not satisfied with the way we handle your notification of inadequate accessibility or your request for accessibility of content, you can notify the Swedish Agency for Digital Government.
Technical information about the website’s accessibility
This website is partly compliant with the Swedish Act on Accessibility to Digital Public Services, due to the deficiencies described below.
Content that is not accessible
Lack of compliance with legal requirements
According to Section 11 of the Swedish Act on Accessibility to Digital Public Services, technical solutions that are under third-party control third parties must also meet the requirements “as far as possible”.
We have identified deficiencies in the following third-party technical solutions:
· Google translate widget
· Gravity form (Recaptcha)
· Iframe (from Google)
We’re only a small actor, so we hope that these global companies will update their services to make them fully accessible. We would be grateful to receive tips on accessible alternatives to these services.
Unreasonably cumbersome adaptation
The Nordic Welfare Centre invokes exceptions for unreasonably cumbersome adaptation under Section 12 of the Swedish Act on Accessibility to Digital Public Services Act for the content described below.
PDFs uploaded since 23 September 2018 are not checked for accessibility. As there are more than 1,300 files, we do not have the resources to go through them all. A random check shows that there are PDFs that meet the requirements, but there are also PDF files with some accessibility problems. If you come across a file with content that is not accessible to you, send us an email to email@example.com and we will make sure to produce an accessible version of the document.
Live broadcasts uploaded as videos since 23 September 2020 do not have audio descriptions. We have subtitled and in some cases added sign language interpretation for several Nordic languages, but we do not yet have a good technical solution in place that enables us to add audio description of the content as well. Making copies of all our films, re-editing and adding a speaker with an audio description is unreasonably cumbersome.
Alt-texts on images may be in the wrong language. As we have five language versions of our web, all of which use the same image, we have not had a technical solution for creating alt-texts in all languages. We do not have the resources to duplicate all images and translate the alt-texts into five languages.
Content not covered by the Act
The content described here is not fully accessible, but is exempted under Section 9 of the Swedish Act on Accessibility to Digital Public Services.
- Older publications uploaded before 23 September 2018.
- Older videos uploaded before 23 September 2020.
How we tested the website
We commissioned Metamatrix AB to conduct an independent review of nordicwelfare.org and our subsites.
They performed their analysis and assessment in March 2021.
Review method: Inspection using no aids, with screen reader, with keyboard only, text magnification, distance maximisation, html/dom inspection, automatic testing and different browser extensions.
The website was published in May 2017, at which time it was created in accordance with WCAG 1.0.
The report was last updated on 1 March 2022.