Vienna Business Agency endeavour to make their websites accessible in a barrier-free manner 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 authorities (Official Journal L 327, 2.12.2016, p. 1).
This declaration on accessibility applies to the website https://vienna.business/.
Status of compatibility with the requirements
This website is partially compliant with Conformance Level AA of the "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Web - WCAG 2.1" and the applicable European Standard EN 301 549 V2.1.2 (2018-08), respectively, due to the following inconsistencies and exceptions.
The contents listed below are not barrier-free for the following reasons:
a) Incompatibility with accessibility regulations
- The lettering (which can be found on the homepage) does not meet the contrast requirement, especially the first line (WCAG Success Criteria 1.4.3 Contrast – Minimum).
- Inactive elements in tab order, especially container which contain cards (WCAG success criterion 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value).
b) Disproportionate burden
- Videos on the site do not have an audio description (WCAG success criterion 1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded). The videos can be considered as additional content because the information provided is also available in text form on the website. An audio description is not easily created in YouTube. We are of the opinion that a correction would represent a disproportionate burden in terms of the accessibility regulations.
- PDFs of print publications can be downloaded from the website. They are not completely barrier-free. Here, too, content is presented that is also directly communicated on the website in summary form. For newer publications, we make every effort to implement the accessibility requirements. For older publications, the effort involved represents a disproportionate burden in terms of the accessibility regulations.
c) These contents do not fall within the scope of the applicable legal provisions
- Third-party content (e.g. studies or presentation materials from external lecturers, which are not within the sphere of influence of the Vienna Business Agency), is excluded from Directive (EU) 2016/2102. No statement can be made regarding the compatibility of such third-party content with the accessibility provisions.
- Some of the videos made available on the platform are hosted and published on Youtube.com. Videos published before September 23, 2020 are not included in the scope of application.
Creation of this declaration on accessibility
This declaration was created on 23.01.2024.
The assessment of the compatibility of the website with the WZG for the implementation of the requirements of the Directive (EU) 2016/2102 was carried out in the form of an external accessibility audit according to WCAG 2.1 at conformity level AA in December/2023.
The following pages were checked:
Feedback and contact details
The offers and services on this website are continuously improved, exchanged and expanded. In doing so, usability and accessibility are of great importance to us.
New page contents are regularly checked by the web editorial staff upon publication.
If you notice any barriers that prevent you from using our website - problems that are not described in this statement or shortcomings with regard to compliance with accessibility requirements - please let us know by e-mail.
We will check your request and contact you as soon as possible.
Please send all messages and suggestions with the subject "Reporting a barrier on the website “vienna.business” to beneath mentioned contact. Please describe the problem and provide us with the URL(s) of the affected website or document.
Vienna Business Agancy / Martin Pahr
Mariahilfer Straße 20, 1070 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 25200 851
In case of unsatisfactory answers from the above-mentioned contact possibility, you can contact the Austrian Research Promotion Agency with Limited Liability (FFG) by means of a complaint. The FFG will receive your concerns electronically via the contact form of the complaints office.
The complaints will be examined by FFG to determine whether they relate to violations of the Web Accessibility Act, in particular deficiencies in compliance with accessibility requirements, by the federal government or an institution assigned to it.
If the complaint is justified, the FFG must make recommendations to the federal government or the legal entities concerned and propose measures to remedy the existing deficiencies.