Accessibility of Digital Water Globe

Digital Water Globe is run by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI). We want as many people as possible to be able to use the website, and this document describes how the service 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 Digital Water Globe?

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible. See the section on non-accessible content below for more information.

Description of content with known accessibility issues

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 us by e-mail or telephone.

Send us an e-mail to

You can also call SMHI customer service +46 11-495 82 00

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.

Report accessibility problems

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 about web accessibility or your request to make content accessible, submit a complaint to the Agency for Digital Government.

Submit a complaint to the Agency for Digital Government

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

This website is not compliant with the Swedish accessibility regulations. The non-accessible sections are listed below.

Non accessible content

The content described below is, in one way or another, not fully accessible.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Issues for users without vision

  • Several images in case studies lack alt text [WCAG 1.1.1 A]
  • Focus is not clearly visible on IAHS logo [WCAG 2.4.7 AA]
  • The first interactive element on the page is not a link to the main content but rather a link to IAHS website [WCAG 2.4.1 A]
  • Title is not set correctly [WCAG 2.4.2 A]

Issues for users that are visually impaired

  • Link sharing - Social links on case studies and scientific publications are missing aria-label [WCAG 1.3.3 A]

How we tested this website

We have performed a self-assessment (internal testing) of Digital Water Globe.

The last assessment was made on 22 July, 2022.

 The statement was last updated on 18 January, 2023.