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Accessibility statement

The accessibility of is of great concern to us. As far as possible, the information on our website should be usable by everyone, regardless of technical equipment, security settings or personal handicaps. 

With this in mind, the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) of the University of Vienna strives to make the 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 (Official Journal L 327, 2.12.2016, p. 1).

This accessibility statement applies to the website

Status of compatibility with the requirements
Due to various incompatibilities, the website is not yet partially compatible with compliance level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines - WCAG 2.1 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) or with the applicable European Standard EN 301 549 V2.1.2 (2018-08). An external audit according to the provisions of WCAG 2.1 is in progress. 

Non-accessible content:
Due to the historical development of the website, we assume that the website content is not fully accessible.

Based on an initial external review, the website does not comply with WCAG 2.1 in the following respects.

  • There are pages on the website, some of which consist of editorial layout tables and which have not yet been revised
  • The normal contrast version is not fully accessible and therefore the fully accessible version according to WCAG 2.1 AA can be found as a compromise in contrast mode
  • Links are not underlined

Creation of this Accessibility Statement
This statement was created on 17 May 2021.

The assessment of the website's compliance with the Web Accessibility Act implementing the requirements of Directive (EU(European Union) 2016/2102 will be carried out in the form of external testing according to WCAG 2.0 at compliance level AA in March 2021. Individual page content is regularly tested by the web editorial team when new content is published.

Feedback and contact details
The content of this website is constantly being improved, exchanged and expanded, and accessibility and usability are of great concern to us.

If you notice any barriers that prevent you from using our website - problems not described in this statement, deficiencies in accessibility compliance - please report them to us at the contact below.

We will contact you as soon as possible after reviewing your request.

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.

These complaints are examined by the FFG to determine whether they relate to violations of the provisions of the Web Accessibility Act, in particular deficiencies in compliance with accessibility requirements, by the federal government or an institution attributable to it. If the complaint is justified, the FFG must issue recommendations for action to the legal entities concerned and propose measures to remedy the deficiencies at hand.

Further information on the complaints procedure can be found at: