Accessibility of,, and

This website is run by Karolinska Institutet. We want as many people as possible to be able to use it. This accessibility report describes how KI's central website (,, and, blogs on and websites in KI's WordPress installation complies with the accessibility regulations, any known accessibility issues and how you can report problems to us 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 Response time is normally 1-2 working days.

You can also contact us by using our contact form.

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, please contact and let us know about the problem.

Enforcement procedure

The Agency for Digital Government, Digg, is responsible for enforcing the web accessibility regulations. If you experience accessibility issues on our website, you can submit a complaint to Digg.

You can also submit a complaint to Digg if you think that our assessment of what constitutes a disproportionate burden should be reviewed, if you think that our accessibility statement is inadequate, or it you think that your request for excluded content in an accessible format has not been handled correctly.

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

Problems with use with impaired color vision, visual acuity or no vision at all

  • Some content-bearing images may not have text options. [WCAG 1.1.1 (A)]
  • Most videos are not transcribed or have separate text as videos. [WCAG 1.2.2 (A)]
  • Videos are not visually interpreted with either audio or text. [WCAG 1.2.3 (A) + WCAG 1.2.5 AA)]
  • Insufficient contrast for some headings in pdf's and link texts on some buttons. [WCAG 1.4.3 (AA)]
  • In some lower screen resolutions, the text can appear too small. [WCAG 1.4.10 (AA)]
  • In some lower screen resolutions, long words are not broken, resulting in horizontal scrolling. [WCAG 1.4.10 (AA)]
  • Many documents such as PDF, Word etc are not optimally adapted for lower screen resolutions. [WCAG 1.4.10 (AA)]
  • Many documents such as PDF, Word etc are not using a correct reading sequence markup. [WCAG 1.3.2 (A)]

Problems using tools to understand the site, such as screen / page reading

  • We have not clarified that * means that a field in a form is mandatory. [WCAG 1.3.1 (A) + WCAG 3.3.3 (AA)]
  • Some alt texts on linked images are missing. [WCAG 2.4.4 (A)]
  • A few links have too general link texts. [WCAG 2.4.4 (A)]
  • Some uploaded documents are scanned and can therefore not be read by a screen reader. [WCAG 1.1.1 (A)]
  • Some lists of links do not use a correct semantic markup. [WCAG 1.3.1 (A)]
  • Some tables are missing column headings and context. [WCAG 1.3.1 (A)]
  • Some IDs are dublicated in code. [WCAG 4.1.1 (A)]

Problems with use with impaired cognitive ability

  • A small number of instructions depend on full sensory ability [WCAG 1.3.3 (A)]

Our ambition is to continuously fix all known technical accessibility problems at A-level and to continuously work with editorially controlled accessibility for editorial accessibility problems.

Blogs and websites in WordPress

The following issues are unique to blogs and sites in WordPress.

  • Some links need to be highlighted graphically [WCAG 1.3.1 (A)]
  • Some listings contain absolute units instead of relative units. This can cause problems when users want to enlarge the content. [WCAG 1.4.4 (AA)]
  • The cookie bar must be clarified
  • Drop lists in the main menu are not marked in code.
  • The navigation for previous and later posts is not marked with aria-label.
  • Pagination needs to be clarified
  • Better contrast for search and menu buttons when magnifying is needed.
  • The mobile menu links are not accessible to people who only use keyboards.

Disproportionate burden

Karolinska Institutet invokes an exemption for disproportionate burden in accordance with § 12 in the accessibility regulations for the content described below.

  • Text live broadcasts. However, we can use automatic direct subtitling which is sometimes available for some vidoes on Youtube.
  • Customize maps for navigation with one finger. This would mean that we need to make greater technical adaptation of inserted maps than we are able to.
  • Content downloaded through third-party integrations.

How we tested

KI's website

We have performed a self-assessment (internal testing) of KI's website.

The last assessment was made in December 2023.

The website was published on May 27, 2019.

The report was updated on January 17, 2024.

Blogs and websites in WordPress

We have performed a self-assessment (internal testing) of blogs and websites in WordPress

The last assessment was made on March 3, 2021.

The analysis was done by automatic checking with the tool TotalValidatorPro, a number of browser extensions and by manual review of the code.

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