Accessibility in the Riksdag

The Riksdag is an open parliament and everyone who wants to can visit public debates and events or take part in a guided tour. Here you will find information about step-free entrances, technical aids such as hearing loops, and how to book a guided tour with sign language interpretation.

Most of the Riksdag's premises are located in older buildings of significant architectural, cultural and historical value, which means accessibility adaptations often pose a challenge. The Riksdag Administration takes ongoing measures to improve accessibility, for example, by adapting more of its entrances and toilets, installing more automatic door-openers and adding more edge highlighters on stairs.

The Visitors’ Entrance

The Visitors’ Entrance is situated at Riksgatan 3 and is used, for example, if you wish to attend a debate in the Chamber or participate in a guided tour.

  • There is lift access throughout the buildings, which means that everyone can reach the Public Gallery of the Chamber and take part in guided tours.
  • Hearing loops are available in the Chamber and there is a mobile hearing loop for use during guided tours.

The former First and Second Chambers 

The entrances Norrbro 1A and IB are used for visitors to the former First and Second Chambers.

  • They have full lift access, which means that everyone can reach the Chambers.
  • The Chambers are fitted with hearing loops.

The Skandia Room 

A number of public events are held at Mynttorget 1. Among other things, the Committee on European Affairs' consultations with the Government are held here.

  • There is full lift access, which means that everyone can reach the Skandia Room.
  • The room is fitted with hearing loops. 

Sign language interpretation

Major debates in the Chamber are normally interpreted into sign language. This applies, for example, to debates between party leaders and the annual foreign policy debate. Information about which debates are interpreted into sign language can be found in the calendar (in Swedish only).

If you wish to take part in a guided tour at the Riksdag and would like to book a sign language interpreter, you can do so via the booking service.


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