How accessible is the website?
We know some parts of this website aren’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, please contact us.
- call 018-175500.
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.
- call 018-175500.
The Agency for Digital Government is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint about web accessibility or your request to make content accessible, submit a complaint to the Agency for Digital Government.
> Agency for digital government - Contact
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
This website is partially compliant with the Swedish accessibility regulations, due to the non-compliances listed below.
The content described below is, in one way or another, not fully accessible.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
- In the Talking Web reading tool, there is a button where language changes are not indicated in a machine-readable way. In the Firefox browser, the focus order and focus highlighting for Talking Web may differ from the visual one. The deficiencies have been reported to the software company for action.
- Publications published between 23 September 2018 and 1 January 2020 are not always fully accessible (see below under Disproportionate burden).
- When listing publications in the Agency's publications database, the publication title is displayed together with an image of the publication cover. In other words, it is often an image of text. At present, each publication is accompanied by an image of its cover. We are now reviewing this and will in future only keep cover images for those publications where they add value for the visitor. Publications where an image of the cover adds value are primarily brochures, leaflets and fact sheets.
- Language changes are not always coded with language attributes (see below under Disproportionate burden).
- Some of the video material on the website does not have an audio description. This applies to videos produced before 23 September 2020. All videos produced or to be produced after this date will have an audio description where required.
- The video player used by livsmedelsverket.se to display videos on the website contains several elements during playback that are not accessible. Work is underway with the software provider to correct this. The work is expected to be completed by December 2022.
- Job vacancies – the various steps in the functionality related to job vacancies are currently very difficult to use. New functionality for job vacancies is expected to be in place by 31 December 2022.
- Some of the Agency’s templates are currently not accessible. This means that some types of documents, such as forms, cannot be fully adapted. There is currently no expected date for completion.
The Swedish Food Agency invokes an exemption for disproportionate burden in accordance with § 12 in the accessibility regulations for the content described below.
- The criterion that each language change should be coded with lang attributes is difficult to comply with. This is especially true for editorial material on regular websites where expressions in several languages, especially English and Latin, may occur. We consider that it is currently unreasonably burdensome to fix all of these as we expect new technology to allow this encoding to be done automatically. However, where we see that lang attributes are missing, we will add language codes as we go along.
- Publications published after 23 September 2018 but before 1 January 2020 may not be fully accessible. From the perspective that many have a very narrow target audience, we currently consider it unreasonably burdensome to adapt all of these publications. However, we are working on adapting those that have a general interest and a wide audience.
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.
- few videos published before 23 September 2020.
- Most publications published before 23 September 2018. As publications more than ten years old are normally deleted, they are continuously removed from the website. However, we are working to make accessible those publications that have a high public interest and a wide audience.
How we tested this website
The Swedish Food Agency has regularly tested the accessibility of the website. Internal testing was performed in June 2021. DIGG has subsequently tested livsmedelsverket.se on two occasions, in autumn 2021 and spring 2022.
The last internal testing was conducted on 15 September 2022.