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.

What can you do if you cannot use parts of the site?

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.

Report accessibility problems with this website

We are constantly striving to improve the accessibility of the website. If you discover problems that are not described on this page, or if we do not meet the requirements of the accessibility regulations, send an email to 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.

Technical information about the accessibility of the website

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

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)]
  • Images that are important and need longer text to understand do not have a good description with aria-describedby [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 and link texts. [WCAG 1.4.3 (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)]

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 elements of the website do not come into focus when navigating with the keyboard, for example with a tab. [WCAG 2.4.7 (AA)]
  • Some alt texts on linked images are missing. [WCAG 2.4.4 (A)]
  • WAI-ARIA is missing to explain differences between links with the same link text. [WCAG 2.4.4 (A)]
  • A few links have too general link texts. [WCAG 2.4.4 (A)]
  • There are some problems in clarity and relevance for some WAI-ARIA elements / attributes. [WCAG 4.1.2 (A)]

Problems with use with impaired cognitive ability

  • A small number of instructions depend on full sensory ability [WCAG 1.3.3 (A)]
  • The WAI-ARIA attribute “Autocomplete” is not used on commonly used form fields. [WCAG 1.3.5 (AA)]

Our ambition is to fix all known technical accessibility problems at A-level in 2021 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 central website

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

The last assessment was made on June 24, 2021.

The analysis was done with the tool Siteimprove. In addition, we have performed a manual review of the code.

The website was published on May 27, 2019.

The report was updated on June 24, 2021.

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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