This website is run by the Swedich National Maritime and Transport Museums (SMTM). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website, and this document describes how complies with the accessibility regulations, any known accessibility issues, and how you can report problems so that we can fix them.

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 by email or telephone.

Telephone: +46-8-519 549 00

Our normal response time is one week. 

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 the SMTM and let us know about the problem.

Telephone: +46-8-519 549 00

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, contact the Agency for Digital Government to lodge a complaint.

Information on deficiencies in the website’s accessibility

This website is partly in compliance with the Act on Access to Digital Public Services due to the deficiencies described below.


The PDF documents published on the website do not fulfil the accessibility requirements.

Corrective actions: A planned action is to replace existing PDF documents with PDF documents that are created in the correct manner to meet the requirements. This work will be carried out during the spring of 2021.

Video recordings

Video recordings on the website (published before 23 September 2020) lack a written version, meaning transcription and text manuscripts.

Corrective action: Sound and video recordings published before 23 September will not be provided with alternatives due to a lack of resources. The sound and video recordings published on the website after 23 September will have manuscripts and/or transcription as alternatives.

Audio description

The video recordings that are published on the website do not have audio description.

Corrective action: SMTM invokes disproportionate burden pursuant to Section 12. Read more in the section on Unreasonably burdensome adaptation.


Sometimes, the website has longer waiting times than is counted as good performance.

Corrective action: A study to improve the performance has been done and an action plan is in place. Among other things, interactions from social media channels, image optimisation, loading of JavaScript and the network and server environment are being reviewed. The ambition is to improve the performance to a fully compliant level during 2021.

Focus with keyboard navigation

On the website, focus with navigation with the Tab key is not specially adapted, but rather uses the web browsers’ focus marking, which in most web browsers does not fulfil the accessibility requirements. The focus marking is compliant only in Chrome.

Corrective action: Improve the focus marking when using Tab by specially adapting the focus marking in the website’s interface. Correction action is scheduled to begin in October 2020.


On the website, iframes are used to display content from external services (DigitaltMuseum, Cision’s MediaRoom).

Corrective action: In connection to the pages that use iframes, there is information that iframes are used and a link to the service so that the user has the possibility to use the service in the entire window.


The search function on the website lacks autocomplete, meaning a function to suggest search words to the user when searching on the website.

Corrective action: The search tool on the website does not support autocomplete. To correct this deficiency, a switch to another search tool is required. SMTM hopes to provide this during 2021.

Possibility to subscribe to information

It is not possible to subscribe to content from the website via RSS.

Corrective action: Development of the website functionality is planned so that it will be possible for the user to subscribe to information via RSS feeds. The development of RSS feeds is planned for 2021.

Content that is obtained through integration with third parties

On the website, there are some integrations/embeddings of third-party solutions. SMTM cannot fully guarantee full accessibility in these.

Corrective action: SMTM will review the accessibility deficiencies that exist in third-party solutions and conduct dialogues with some of the third-party suppliers to see if the deficiencies can be resolved. SMTM will also work to offer alternatives to the users who cannot partake of the services and the content provided via existing third-party solutions. In third-party solutions that are added in the future, SMTM will endeavour to ensure accessibility through requirement specification in the selection of products and services.

Corrective action on accessibility problems

Our ambition is to have resolved all known accessibility problems no later than 31 December 2021.

Disproportionate burden

The Swedish National Maritime and Transport Museums invoke exemption for  Disproportionate burden pursuant to Section 12 of the Act on Access to Digital Public Services for the content below.

  • Audio description of video recordings. Due to limited financial and human resources, SMTM does not have the possibility to provide audio descriptions of the films published on the website and in social media channels.
  • Captioning of live broadcasts that are published in social media channels. Due to limited financial and human resources, SMTM does not have the possibility to caption video recordings that are broadcast live in social media channels and after live broadcast remain in the social media feeds for more than 14 days.

How we tested the website

Together with the procured web supplier Knowit Experience Linköping, SMTM conducted a self-evaluation of the website based on the checklists provided by DIGG on the website

Together with Knowit Experience Linköping, SMTM went through the website based on DIGG’s checklists in October 2019. Thereafter, a plan was prepared for the corrective actions that must be implemented for the website to fulfil the requirements in the Act on Access to Digital Public Services.

The development took place on a continuous basis and ordinary procedures for testing and deployment were applied. Due to budget cuts in spring 2020, SMTM has not had the possibility to implement all of the corrective actions planned. Some parts will therefore not become accessible until 2021.

In parallel with the technical development work, SMTM worked internally to examine the content on the website and prepare an action plan for the editorial sections and thereafter continuously worked to implement the corrective actions.

The website was published in december 2017.
This report was last updated on 22 September 2020.