We want as many people as possible to be able to use our websites, and this page describes how UHR:s websites comply with accessibility regulations.

This website is run by Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR). This page describes how our digital channels comply with accessibility regulations, what known accessibility issues there are, and how you can report problems so that we can fix them.

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 below, please contact us.

You can also contact us in the following ways:

Reporting accessibility problems with our websites

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 and let us know about the problem.

Accessibility statements

How accessible is the website?

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

We plan to fix all known accessibility issues by 18 December 2020.

Issues with usage without perception of colour

In some situations, colour is used to convey information – green checkmarks when data is entered correctly, red X when invalid data is entered.

Issues with usage with difficulties in reading or understanding

Some pages may contain paragraphs with a large width, which may make it more difficult to read and comprehend the text.

How we tested this website

Testing was carried out by external consultants in spring of 2020, consisting of an accessibility audit and user testing.

The website was published in November 2015.

The last assessment was conducted and approved on 18 September 2020.

The accessibility statement was last updated on 23 September 2020.

How accessible is the website?

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Issues with usage without vision

  • Introduction texts and headings are not tagged with the correct language on a number of pages with information in other languages than Swedish. Furthermore, buttons and the navigation menu are in Swedish on these pages. This may lead to problems when using assistive technology.
  • There are instances of terms in other languages not being correctly tagged with the right language.
  • Some form fields are missing a label.
  • Some buttons are coded as radio buttons.
  • Certain PDF documents are not correctly tagged and thus can lead to problems with assistive technology. Other documents may not have the correct structure or tab order, or have missing text alternatives for images and diagrams. We are continually updating documents.
  • Some tables may require horizontal scrolling, may be complex, or may not be easy to use on small screens. We are continually improving these tables.
  • The footer uses H3 headings and this may lead to inconsistent heading navigation.

Issues with usage with limited vision

  • Resizing text may not work correctly on all pages or within certain parts of the website.
  • Introduction texts and headings are not tagged with the correct language on a number of pages with information in other languages than Swedish. Furthermore, buttons and the navigation menu are in Swedish on these pages. This may lead to problems when using assistive technology.
  • There are instances of terms in other languages not being correctly tagged with the right language.
  • Some form fields are missing a label.
  • Some buttons are coded as radio buttons.
  • Certain PDF documents are not correctly tagged and thus can lead to problems with assistive technology. Other documents may not have the correct structure or tab order, or have missing text alternatives for images and diagrams. We are continually updating documents.
  • Some tables may require horizontal scrolling, may be complex, or may not be easy to use on small screens. We are continually improving these tables.
  • The footer uses H3 headings and this may lead to inconsistent heading navigation.

We plan to fix most accessibility issues by 18 December 2020. However, some complex changes will be implemented first in 2021.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

The content described below is not fully accessible, but is exempt in accordance with § 9 in the accessibility regulations.

  • Audio or video files published before 23 September 2020 may be missing captions or audio descriptions.
  • This website contains documents published before 23 September 2018 that may not be accessible. These documents are not needed for providing our services, will not be updated and are therefore considered archived content.
  • Some documents used on this website were produced under the control of third parties. These have not been tested by UHR for accessibility.
  • The YouTube player used for videos is a third-party product and thus not under UHR's control.

How we tested this website

Testing was carried out by a third party as well as internally.

The last assessment was made on 22 September 2020.

The statement was last updated on 8 October 2020.

How accessible is the website?

We know large parts of this website aren’t accessible.

Disproportionate burden

Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) invokes an exemption for disproportionate burden in accordance with § 12 in the accessibility regulations.

Work is already underway to replace the current website with a new digital service. The launch of the new service is planned for spring 2021. It is therefore a disproportionate burden of time and resources to test the accessibility and resolve possible issues of the current website.

Accessibility statement updated on 14 September 2020.

Statements for other UHR websites in English

Studera.nu accessibility statement

Universityadmissions.se accessibility statement

Utbyten.se accessibility statement

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.

Contact the Agency for Digital Government (Digg.se, in Swedish)

Last updated: 23 September 2020