Accessibility Statement

The project team at the University of Vienna strives to make their websites accessible in accordance with the Web Accessibility Act (WZG) to implement Directive 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of October 26, 2016 on the accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies (Official Journal L 327 of December 2, 2016, p. 1).

This accessibility statement applies to the website and

Status of compliance with the requirements

The websites are partially compliant with the guidelines for accessible web content due to the incompatibilities and exceptions explained below.
We plan to gradually address these accessibility issues.

The underlying criteria are based on WCAG 2.1 Conformance Level AA or the European Standard EN 301 549 V3.1.2 (PDF).
Point 9.6 WCAG Conformance Requirements of EN 301 549 is not met, as WCAG 2.1 Level AA is only partially met.

Non-accessible content

  • Links are not underlined
  • Link-description not WCAG compliant
  • Date-Picker not WCAG compliant (Colour, Buttons)
  • Reader Language is set for UI, not specific for each Learning-Resource

The following content is not within the scope of applicable legal regulations

Content from third parties that is not within our control is excluded from Directive (EU) 2016/2102. No statement can be made regarding the compatibility of this third-party content with the accessibility requirements.

Creation of this accessibility statement

This statement was created on April 13, 2023. Last updated: July 19, 2023.

The evaluation of the compatibility of the websites with the Web Accessibility Act for the implementation of the requirements of Directive (EU) 2016/2102 was carried out in the form of an external accessibility audit according to WCAG 2.1 at Conformance Level AA in December 2022.

Feedback and contact information

We are constantly working to improve the service on this website and make it more accessible.
If you encounter any barriers that prevent you from using this website – issues that are not described in this statement or more severe accessibility issues – please let us know by email. We will review your request and contact you as soon as possible.
Please send all messages and suggestions to Please describe the problem and please indicate the area.

Enforcement procedures

If you are not satisfied with the responses from the above contact information, you can file a complaint with the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). The FFG accepts complaints electronically via the contact form.
Complaints are checked by the FFG to determine whether they relate to violations of the requirements of the Web Accessibility Act, particularly deficiencies in compliance with accessibility requirements, by the federal government or an organization associated with it.
If the complaint is justified, the FFG shall make recommendations to the federal government or the relevant legal entities and suggest measures to remedy the deficiencies.
For further information on the complaint procedure, please visit: