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Accessibility statement for foi.se

This page describes how foi.se complies with the act on increased access to digital public services, identifies known accessibility issues, and informs how you can report problems so that we can fix them.

This website is run by the Swedish Defence Research Agency, FOI. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. This page describes how foi.se complies with the act on increased access to digital public services, identifies known accessibility issues, and informs how you can report problems so that we can address them.

How accessible is foi.se?

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, that is, with the requirements of the act on increased access to digital public services. The exemption regards §12; see below under the heading, “Exemptions for disproportionately burdensome adaptation.”

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website?

If you need to obtain information from www.foi.se in any other format, for example PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording, or Braille, you can contact us at webbred@foi.se.

Our normal response time is one week, during office hours.

You can also reach us as follows:

  • send an e-mail to registrator@foi.se
  • call 08-555 030 00, and ask for the Communications Section.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not described on this page, or you think that we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us at webbred@foi.se, so that we can identify the problem.

Enforcement procedure

The Swedish Agency for Digital Government is responsible for enforcing the act on increased access to digital public services. If you are not satisfied with how we respond, contact the Agency for Digital Governmentexternal link, opens in new window to lodge a complaint.

Known accessibility issues

  • Audio description of film is not available
  • Textual captions for podcasts are not available
  • Information is not available in Swedish sign language
  • Information in English is only partially adapted
  • Translations in minority languages are not available
  • Part of the content on foi.se is in understandable Swedish, to make it accessible for persons, for example, with disabilities, or who have Swedish as a second language
  • Documents (for example PDF:s) have not been made accessible as web pages

Exemptions for disproportionately burdensome adaptation

FOI invokes an exemption for disproportionately burdensome adaptation of reports and other documents that are part of foi.se, in accordance with §12 in the act on increased access to digital public services, on the following grounds.

FOI is an authority that, for the most part, relies on commission-based financing. The outcomes of typical assignments can include high-level research reports, written in either Swedish or English and of advanced character, specially adapted to the requirements of the principals. In other words, the assignments FOI conducts are undertaken on behalf of a specific customer and not directly for the general public.

The estimated workload and cost involved in adapting published reports and so on in PDF format to make them more accessible is at present high and exceeds the remuneration FOI receives for assignments. Using the technology FOI has access to for adding textual captions to podcast segments is also resource-intensive.

Considering such factors as FOI’s limited organisation and resources, as well as the costs that adaptation would entail, and comparing those to the advantages that adaptation might bring and which target groups FOI primarily works for, our assessment, after weighing all the evidence, is that adaptation is disproportionately burdensome for the authority at the present time.

We are therefore examining how we can achieve adaptation without imposing a disproportionate burden on the authority. In the meantime, we will try, on request, to satisfy those who wish to have a document made accessible.

How we tested this website

We regularly conduct accessibility assessments using the SiteVision web-publishing tool. An independent external review of foi.se was carried out during spring 2019.

  • The website was published 2016-10-24
  • The website was rebuilt 2018-12-03
  • The accessibility statement was published 2019-11-06

Last updated: 2019-11-20