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Accessibility statement in Drupal

- how to get the important parts in place

The Web Accessibility Act requires that each website have an accessibility report where any shortcomings are reported, and where plans for how these are to be remedied can be found. A form for this, where any shortcomings in the technical platform are reported "automatically", is already ready when you have your website in Drupal - but you who are the website manager are responsible for filling in the rest of the form.

This page contains a guide on how to fill in the form for the accessibility report and how it works technically.

Your website already has a ready-made template for an accessibility report at the address /accessibilitystatement or /tillganglighetsredogorelse (depending on the language of the site). But it contains gaps and can not be used as it is, but you have to fill in what applies to your website.

The Web department takes responsibility for things that are common to the entire Drupal environment, but it is you who knows, for example, whether your images have (good) alt texts, whether videos on the website are subtitled or whether all documents available on the website follow what the law requires for example word and pdf files.

The template available on /accessibilitystatement (/tillganglighetsredogorelse) must be supplemented with what is unique to your website. You submit your changes using a form.

Create the accessibility statement

Go to the form

If you are logged in, you can directly on the page /accessibilitystatement (/tillganglighetsredogorelse) switch between display mode and editing mode using the tabs "View information" and "Edit information".

You can also go directly to the edit mode via Settings -> Information on static pages -> Accessibility statement in the administration menu.

About the fields in the form

  • The content of the first two fields "Website" and "Department/Division/Unit" becomes part of the title and the introduction to the first sentence. They must be there to show which website it is about, as well as who is responsible for it.
  • Under "Status", select the option that best suits your website. Of course, in order to claim that there are no known problems with the availability of the website, it is required that you have really searched, and taken tests.
  • "Technical Status" deepens what you entered under "Status". If all the material is available, select the first option.
  • If there is unavailable material, select option two or three and in that case you need to clarify further under "Inaccessible content".
  • "Test Method" and "Test Date" are about how you have done (and when) to get the result to what you claim above. There are various technical tools you can use, but also a systematic manual review of a smaller website can work.
  • "Published Date" is when your site was first launched, or when it was published in Drupal. This is optional.
  • Under "Statement Updated", you state when the accessibility report was last updated.
  • Do not forget to press "Save".

Add the form on your website

Finally, add a link to the accessibility statement on the right side of the footer (Settings> Manage site information> Footer information).

Enter "Shortcuts" under "Title". Name the link itself to "Accessibility statement" and link it to "/ accessibilitystatement" (/tillganglighetsredogorelse on Swedish site).

Contact form

On your accessibility page, there are links to contact forms ("Contact us") so that users can report deficiencies or if they can not access the desired content, these forms are created automatically and you should not create your own. They are automatically available on all sites under /tillganglighetsredogorelse/kontakt (or /accessibilitystatement/contact on English sites)

Example: https://lathunden.prodwebb8.lu.se/tillganglighetsredogorelse/kontakt


If you have any questions, please contact Servicedesk. 

E-mail: servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se

Always enter the URL of the website or page to which the case concerns.