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Handisam - The Swedish Agency for Disability Policy Co-ordination

Handisam speeds progress towards a society in which everyone can participate on equal terms, regardless of functional capacity. 


The strategy on disability policy

In 2011 the Swedish Government presented a strategy, for the implementation of disability policy. This strategy covers the period ending in 2016 and has a very important bearing on Handisam’s activities. It follows the intentions of the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and covers ten different policy fields.

The strategy


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How is Sweden’s disability policy progressing?

Monitoring disability policy is one of Handisam’s main tasks. A number of strategic national authorities report outcomes with reference to predefined objectives, and Handisam collates the findings in a monitoring system.

Follow-up and statistics


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Guidelines on accessibility

Handisam’s vision is that of a society accessible to everyone, whatever their functional capacity. Handisam has laid down accessibility guidelines which are applicable to the public sector, the business community and NGOs.

Guidelines on accessibility

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Contact Handisam

E-mail: info@handisam.se

Telephone: +46 8 600 84 00

Contact Handisam


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Short films

Be prepared to view the world from a different perspective.

Short films


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Under a Government remit, Handisam is conducting  Hjärnkoll, a campaign aimed at raising awareness, changing public attitudes and ending the discrimination faced by people with mental health conditions.

Hjärnkoll


United Nations Convention

Disability policy is based on human rights. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities lays down that all persons are entitled to inclusion and participation in society.

United Nations Convention 


Useful links

The link library contains links to other disability policy agencies.

Useful links