Accessibility declaration

The University of Vienna strives to make its website accessible in accordance with the Web Accessibility Act (WZG) as amended to implement Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 on barrier-free access to the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies (OJ L 327, 2.12.2016, p. 1).

This accessibility statement applies to the website

Status of compatibility with the requirements

This website is partially compatible with compliance level AA of the “Web Accessibility Guidelines – WCAG 2.1” according to the applicable harmonised European standard “European Standard EN 301 549 V2.1.2 (2018-08)” due to the following incompatibilities.

Non-accessible content

a) Incompatibility with accessibility regulations.

Some interactive elements (navigation, filters) do not have a visible focus label (2.4.7 Focus Visible) and are not accessible with the keyboard. (2.1.1 Keyboard).

Some elements have too little colour contrast (1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum)).

Some elements do not have a meaningful title (1.1.1 Non-text content, 4.1.2 Name, role, value).

Heading levels are not always used correctly (4.1.1 Syntax analysis).

Information on form fields is not read out by some screen readers (3.3.2 Labels or instructions).

The filters in the search results are not recognisable with mobile screen readers (Talkback, VoiceOver on iPhone) (1.3.5 Identify input purpose).

The language of the website cannot be determined (3.1.1 Language of the page).

Lists are not properly structured and thus cannot be determined programmatically (1.3.1 Information, Structure and Relationship).

Search results are not available in the form of a status message (4.1.3 Status messages) and they are not structured correctly (1.3.1 Information, structure and relationship).

The navigation in the header area of the page is only accessible with the keyboard or screen reader after the content or is difficult to use (2.4.3 Focus order).

These incompatibilities will be resolved in the next development cycle.

b) Disproportionate load

Parts of the website in other languages are not marked as such (3.1.2 Language of sentences and words in other languages). Texts are entered in old IT systems that are no longer developed and do not have the possibility to enter HTML tags.

Therefore, the adaptation would constitute a disproportionate burden within the meaning of Art. 5 of Directive (EU) 2016/2102.

Creation of this Accessibility Statement

This statement was created on 23 September 2020.

This statement was updated on 19 April 2023.

Feedback and contact details

The offers and services on this website are constantly being improved, exchanged and expanded. In doing so, usability and accessibility are of great concern to us.

Please send all messages and suggestions to Describe the problem and please list the URL(s) of the affected web page or document.


Enforcement procedure

If you do not receive a satisfactory response from the above contact option, you can contact the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) by means of a complaint. The FFG accepts complaints electronically via the contact form.