In Sweden, there is a law that says all websites of public sector bodies, such as healthcare services, must be available to everyone. This means that everyone should be able to visit websites, including people with disabilities who may need to use various aids in order to access the content. The law is called the Act on Accessibility to Digital Public Services.
MediPrep aims to be a website open and accessible to all. Our goal is for as many people as possible to be able to use the website. To ensure that MediPrep meets the requirements of the Act on Accessibility to Digital Public Services, the entire website has been checked in accordance with guidelines for accessibility adaptation (WCAG 2.1.) These guidelines are available at different levels and MediPrep strives to achieve the so-called AA level.
Here you can read more about how MediPrep complies with the Act on Accessibility to Digital Public Services and the parts of the website that are not fully accessible.
Lack of Accessibility of MediPrep
MediPrep is divided into two parts where one is aimed at children and adolescents and the other focuses on adults. MediPrep aimed for adults consists of text and image-based information whereas the part for children and young people is more playful and interactive.
All content aimed at children and young people on the website is designed with a pedagogical perspective in order to stimulate children’s learning through exploratory play and creativity, recognition and feedback of what has been learned. This way of conveying information to children and young people may be perceived as unstructured but is well founded in both pedagogical and medical research on children’s learning on the web.
Outdated Web Browsers
For text and images to look good, differences in colour (such as dark text against a light background) is required. This is called contrast. MediPrep’s content is primarily aimed at children and adolescents, thus different colours are used to create a pleasing appearance. Therefore, some sections of MediPrep do not meet the requirements for accessibility regarding contrast.
People who are unable to use a mouse can sometimes navigate using a keyboard. The following list covers the areas of MediPrep that are not fully accessible and might affect visitors who navigate using a keyboard:
- The tab and keyboard shortcuts might work differently on MediPrep depending on what web browser you are using.
- Navigation using arrow keys may not work in certain web browsers.
- Some of the games on MediPrep are based on pre-purchased game modules. As some of these games are controlled and entered using a mouse or touch function, they cannot be used with keyboard control.
- Some parts of the website, such as the YouTube player and the SoundCloud player, may have a vague focus mark when you move using the keyboard.
- The “Word Search” game is a mouse- and touch-based game that requires a so-called drag-and-drop function, which may be difficult to handle for visitors with motor impairments. Also, the box with letters has no tab option and can therefore not be accessed via the keyboard.
- The crossword puzzles’ playing fields and questions lack tab options as well as focus and can therefore not be reached via keyboard control.
- “Paint and Play” is a drawing and painting application that is completely mouse- or touch based. “Paint and Play” can therefore not be used with a keyboard.
- MediPrep’s podcast uses an embedded audio player from SoundCloud. Depending on your browser, it may be difficult to play or pause using the keyboard.
In several areas of MediPrep, animations (moving images) are used to improve user experience. These can easily be turned off or on under the heading settings. The following list covers the areas of MediPrep that affect moving images:
- If you have chosen to reduce motion in your own operating system, movements are turned off automatically. Some moving images cannot be turned off despite such a selection. However, these movements are very slow with less than 3 iterations per second.
- Some areas of MediPrep have arrow buttons or dots that can be used to scroll content sideways. The contents are swiped to the right and left with a motion that cannot be turned off. However, the movement does not happen automatically but only when you press the buttons or dots.
Visual Interpretation and Subtitles
Some videos on MediPrep are only available in Swedish. Some of them have Swedish as well as English subtitles, but others do not. Visual interpretation is offered in some Swedish videos but is lacking in English.
If You Have Comments on the Accessibility of MediPrep
Contact us by email if you discover further areas of MediPrep that are not fully accessible. We will do what we can to fix the problems so that you can enjoy our website.