Accessibility

The University of Gävle is a university for all - where everyone has the same opportunity to participate.

Accessibility at University of Gävle

All employees, students and others should have the same rights, responsibilities and opportunities at the University of Gävle.  All employees and students must treat each other with mutual respect. As an employee or student at the University, you have a right to a fair and equal treatment regardless of any disability.  

Practical Information Regarding Accessibility

Accessibility Plan for the University

The University of Gävle strives to be open to all in our physical environment and on our website. We have a special accessibility plan that states frameworks and guidelines for our accessibility work. The plan increases awareness and provides insight about the importance of accessibility.

Useful Documents on the Subject of Accessibility

Swedish disability policy is based on the principle of universal equality of human dignity and human rights. Read more at the Swedish Agency for Participation.

What Does the Law Say?

The Discrimination Act protects individuals, the prohibition of discrimination means that an employer may not discriminate against employees, a school system may not discriminate against pupils and staff in a shop may not discriminate against customers.

  • The Discrimination Act  
  • The Equality Ombudsman (DO) is a government agency that works on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government to promote equal rights and opportunities and to combat discrimination. More information about laws, right and responsibilities can be found on The Equality Ombudsman's pages. 
Published by: Lisa Olsson Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2018-11-15
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