Accessibility of livsmedelsverket.se

This website is run by the Swedish Food Agency. We want as many people as possible to be able to use it, and this document describes how livsmedelsverket.se complies with the accessibility regulations, any known accessibility issues, and how you can report problems so that we can fix them.

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.

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.

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 about web accessibility or your request to make content accessible, submit a complaint to the Agency for Digital Government.
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Technical information about this website’s accessibility

This website is partially compliant with the Swedish accessibility regulations, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

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.
  • The subtitles in the video player are not read out synchronized with the video. The deficiency will be corrected by 31 December 2022.
  • 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. We are currently dealing with this problem. We will also include the issue in future technology upgrades for the website.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Disproportionate burden

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

  • 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. At the same time, we direct resources towards new technology that ensures that the publications can easily be adjusted for accessibility in the future, so-called e-publications.

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. If you have an interest in any of these publications, contact us and we will present an accessible document.

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.

Reviewed 2022-11-11