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Sweden*

General Country Information
Capital: Stockholm
Population: 9,074,055 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Unitary Parliamentary Democracy / Constitutional Monarchy

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 5.323 million (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 10.988 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 3.886 million (2009)
Internet users: 8.1 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.70
World Rank 2005/2006: 9

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

National Disability Action Plan
From Patient to Citizen: A National Action Plan for Disability Policy (1999)
http://www.sweden.gov.se/content/1/c4/14/78/e9da3800.pdf

Web Accessibility Policy Making: Perspective on Sweden
Download the G3ict White Paper

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Agrenska
Ågrenska 
Lillövägen
Lilla Amundön 
436 58 Hovås

http://www.agrenska.se
Email: agrenska@agrenska.se
Tel: +46-31-750-9100 
Fax: +46-31-91197

Forum Women and Disability in Sweden (FWDS)
Krukmakargatan 73
Stockholm, 117 41
Sweden
Email: kvinnor.handikapp@swipnet.se
Tel: +46-8-6731531
Fax: +46-8-229511

Independent Living Institute – Sweden
Storforsplan 36, 10 tr
123 47 Farsta
, Sweden
http://www.independentliving.org
Tel: +46-8-50622179 

International Federation of Hard of Hearing
P.O. Box 6605
S-113 84, Stockholm
Sweden
http://www.ifhoh.org

Resource Centre Vision
P.O. Box 12161, SE - 102 26,
Stockholm, Sweden
http://www.spsm.se/
Email: 
spsm@spsm.se
Tel: +46-10-4735000
Fax: +46-10-4735609

Samhall Group (SG)
Klarabergsviadukten 90 C 
111 64 Stockholm, Sweden

http://www.samhall.se
Email: kontakt@samhall.se
Tel: +46-020-572-572

STIL (Stockholm Cooperative for Independent Living)
Besöksadress 
Storforsplan 36, 10 tr  
123 47 Farsta, Sweden

http://www.stil.se
Email: info@stil.se
Tel: +46-8-506-22150
Fax: +46-8-506-22170

Sveriges Dövas Riksförbund
SDR Stockholm
Förmansvägen 2 

117 43 Stockholm

http://www.sdr.org
Email: sdr@sdrf.se
Tel: +46-8-442-1461
TTY: +46-8-442-1460
Fax: +46-8-442-1499

Swedish Association of Neurologically Disabled
P.O. Box 49 084
Stockholm, 100 28
Sweden
http://www.nhr.se
Email: nhr@nhr.se
Tel: +46-8-677-7010
Fax: +46-824-1315

Swedish Association of the Visually Impaired
Sandsborgsvagen 52
Enskede, S-122 88
Sweden
http://www.srfriks.org
Email: info@srf.nu
Tel: +46-8-399000

Swedish Committee for Rehabilitation International (SVERI)
c/o Afasiforbundet i Sverige/Swedish Aphasia Assoc
Kampementsgatan 14
Stockholm, 115 38
Sweden
http://www.sveri.se/eng.htm

Email: info@sveri.se
Tel: +46-8-7869262

The Swedish Handicap Institute
P.O. Box 510
162 15 Vällingby
Stockholm, Sweden
Sweden
http://www.hi.se
Email: registrator@hi.se
Tel: +46-8-6201700
Text: +46-8-759-6630

Turism För Alla i Sverige EF
Beddinge Strandväg 83
231 75 Beddingestrand
Sweden

http://www.turismforalla.se
Email: info@turismforalla.se
Tel: +46-070-541-2473