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Accessibility of Chalmers library's website

This website is run by Chalmers University of Technology. 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.

How accessible is the website?

The website is partly accessible in accordance with  the law on accessibility to digital public service. To the extent that there are known deficiencies, these are reported below, as well as how these  are to be solved.

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, contact us and let us know about the problem.
You can contact us in the following ways:

  • Use the Ask us-form in the footer to contact us
  • Send an e-mail to
  • Call the library information desk 031-772 3737 (kl 10-14)

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.

Content that's not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

The following items are not in accordance with the law

  • Some colour contrasts are not high enough. (WCAG 1.4.3)
  • In some cases HTML is used to format the content (WCAG 1.3.1)
  • There is a few places with missing code description to programmatically determine some types of information and relationships (WCAG 1.3.1)
  • The same link titles is used for different link destinations in some cases (WCAG 2.4.4)
  • The markup code has a few errors in the the W3C MarkUp Validator (WCAG 4.1.1)

We aim to improve these issues before 31 januari 2021.

Integrated applications

In-house developed applications

The web application where you register for an library account, including the possibility to change PIN-codes, correspond essentially to the accessibility regulations.

Third-party system integration

A couple of purchased third-party systems are integrated into the website where Chalmers has no possibility to adjust code or accessibility. The most important systems:

  • The discovery system EDS (EBSCO) directed toward the library users to find materials in our collection, including books, journals and articles. The current EDS version is insufficient when it comes to accessibility, but a new, improved version is expected next year. 
  • The library guide software LibGuides is under a major review where accessibility is taken into account.

How we tested this website

The site has been tested in relation to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.
Testing has been both manual and automatic. The tool Access Monitor Plus gives the result 9,6/10

  • A self-assessment (internal testing) of built on Webbriktlinjer's self-assessment testing with the result 66,7%. The latest assessment was made 2020-10-22.
  • SiteImproveThe latest assessment was made 2020-11-08
  • AccessMonitorThe latest assessment was made 2020-11-08


The website was published 2013-02-27. The statement was last updated 2020-11-08