Accessibility statement

This website is run by SDSN Northern Europe, which is hosted by the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website, and this document describes how complies with the accessibility regulations, any known accessibility issues, and how you can report problems so that we can fix them.

How accessible is

We know that this website isn’t fully accessible. See the section on non-accessible content below for more information.

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, use our feedback form.

You can also contact us via our common e-mail address: Send us an email with your accessibility question.

Our normal response time is 2 working days.

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 and let us know about the problem.

Link to feedback form for accessibility questions.

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.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

This website is not compliant with the Swedish accessibility regulations. The non-accessible sections are listed below.

Non accessible content is non-compliant with the accessibility regulations. The website is created with WordPress and the web design that was developed for SDSN Northern Europe, did not consider accessibility.

It is our ambition to change web content management system to Drupal, with the University of Gothenburg as host. The University of Gothenburg launched their new website on the 2nd of September 2020. As soon as we get access to a website under their umbrella, our ambition is to fix all known accessibility problems within a month. Our estimation is that we can launch a new website by the 31st of March 2021.

Issues with usage without vision

  • Some link texts are too general in context and do not describe the destination of the link in enough detail. [WCAG 2.4.9 (AAA)]
  • On some web pages, the headings are not hierarchically structured correctly. [WCAG 2.10.1 (AAA)]
  • Some iframes have an empty title element and no description of the content. [WCAG 4.1.2 (A)]
  • Videos do not have an alternative presentation of the content (for example, script or transcript). [WCAG 1.2.1 (A)]
  • Videos do not have visual interpretation options (audio or text) [WCAG 1.2.3 (A) and [WCAG 1.2.5 (AA)]
  • Some images have text in the image. We also have shortcomings when it comes to a few interactive images, so-called image maps, which we have chosen to publish and some images with infographics. [WCAG 1.4.5 AA)]
  • We currently have several PDF files that can be downloaded from our website but are not accessibility-adapted. (AA)
  • Several pages have identical titles, but different content. [WCAG 3.2.3 (AA)]
  • Sitemap missing. [WCAG 2.4.5 (AA)]
  • The tabbing sequence is not logical
  • There are non-distinguishable landmarks
  • Links are identified only by colour
  • Link text used for multiple different destinations
  • There are empty alt texts.


Issues with usage with limited vision

  • Some links do not have alternative text. [WCAG 2.4.4, WCAG 4.1.2]
  • Some page titles are not descriptive enough. [WCAG 2.4.2 (A)]
  • Some content-bearing images may lack text options. [WCAG 1.1.1 (A)]
  • Some texts are part of images instead of being coded as text [WCAG 1.4.5 (AA)]
  • Some PDF documents are not properly crafted (tagged) to work with screen readers.
  • There is too little contrast between text and background in several places.


Issues with usage without or limited hearing

  • Videos do not have a subtitle. [WCAG 1.2.2 (A)]


Disproportionate burden

SDSN Northern Europe invokes an exemption for disproportionate burden in accordance with § 12 in the accessibility regulations for the content described below.

If we were to update our present website in WordPress according to the accessibility requirements, we would have to pay a large part of our total budget to a web design company. Therefore, we want to change web content management system, as stated above.

How we tested this website

We have made a self-assessment of the accessibility without testing.

The website was published on 20 March 2017

The statement was last updated on 22 September 2020.

Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Northern Europe
Phone: +46-31-7721327

The statement is formally endorsed by the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development which is the host of the SDSN Northern Europe secretariat.

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