Accessibility Statement

Our commitment and approach to maintaining an accessible website

Uppsala International Hub is committed to:

  • maintaining an accessible website.
  • ensuring that this website achieves “Level AA” conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, to comply with the National Disability Authority’s Code of Practice on Accessibility of Public Services and Information Provided by Public Bodies. (The National Disability Authority’s Centre for Excellence in Universal Design has an introduction to policy and legislation relevant to Universal Design in Ireland.)
  • ensuring that all new information on the website will achieve “Level AA” conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
  • including accessibility when we procure 3rd-party systems or upgrades to existing systems.

This website’s conformance with official accessibility guidelines currently has [the conformance rating given in the last web accessibility audit] conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. Our most recent web accessibility audit for this website was on April 27, 2021.


Areas for improvement

We are aware of some areas on the website where we could improve accessibility. We are currently working to achieve this.


Pause, stop, hide – Nothing moves automatically

Statement: No content moves, flashes or scrolls automatically for more than 5 seconds. Applies to video and animations, for example. Exception for displaying a page or content loading.

Comment: The video in the hero banner starts automatically and lasts longer than 5 seconds. Everything that moves should be an effect of what the user does. The clips are short and irregular and can thus be experienced as disturbing.


Pause, Stop, Hide – Automatic Updates

Statement: If there is content that updates automatically, the user can pause, stop, hide or check the frequency of the update. Ideally, no content should be updated automatically, to avoid distractions.

Comment: Completely true as it is possible to pause the video in the hero banner that plays automatically.


Information and relationships – Semantic page structure with HTML

Statement: The page is structured using HTML elements such as <main>, <nav>, <section>, <form>, <aside> etc.

Comment: True to some extent. The pages lack main, article and section.


Information and relationships – Semantic page structure with ARIA landmarks

Statement: The page is structured using ARIA landmarks, for example <nav role = "navigation"> </nav>, <search>.

Comment: True to some extent. Lack of landmarks, there is only banner, navigation and content information. Also need to review how and if the landmarks are named. The page contains two nav landmarks of which nav class = ”c-navigation-desktop__container> would need an aria-label or aria-labeledby.


Skip grouped content – Skip link

Statement: Users can skip content that is repeated on multiple pages (such as menus) through a skip link that leads to the main content.

Comment: Not true. There is no function that jumps directly to the content.


Content displayed at hover / focus – No content only at focus / hover

Statement: No new information is displayed at hover or focus.

Comment: True to some extent. Text in the image link is only displayed at the hover.


Link purpose – Link texts for external websites and documents

Statement: If the link leads to an external page or to a document that is downloaded, this is clearly stated in the link text.

Comment: True to some extent. The sign-up buttons in the c-calendar-list-block do not indicate that it is an external link.


Name, role, value – Name for links without text

Statement: If the link only consists of an image (exception), the image's text alternative must describe both the image and the function. Example: alt = "Uppsala International Hub logo (To the start page)".

Comment: True to some extent. The alt text in the logo should describe that you end up on the home page instead of the link address.


We hope to have improved the accessibility of the website by December 31, 2021.



We welcome feedback on the accessibility of this website. If you have problems using the website, call us on +46-18-727 00 00 and ask to speak to Uppsala International Hub. Or write to:


Postal address: Uppsala International Hub, 753 75 Uppsala, Sweden



The Swedish Agency for Digital Government (“Digg”) is responsible for supervising the law on accessibility to digital public services. If you are not satisfied with how we handle your views, you can contact the agency and report it.

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