The OeAD – Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation is committed to making its websites accessible in accordance with the federal act regarding accessibility of websites and mobile applications of the federal government (Austrian Web Accessibility Act, BGBl. I. Nr. 59/2019 as amended).
This accessibility statement applies to the following websites:
- https://arqa-vet.at (RQB)
Degree of compliance
These websites partially conform to compliance level AA of the “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines – WCAG 2.1” or the applicable European Standard according to the Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and the Council due to the following incompatibilities and exceptions.
The following content is not accessible for the following reasons:
a) Incompatibility with accessibility regulations
If articles from the website are shared on social media platforms, shared images offered in the meta data for use on social media platforms may not have text alternatives. Text alternatives are not available for all videos, podcasts and iframes. We intend to take this requirement into account in the next development cycles.
Some links and buttons and some aria roles (assistive technologies) are not used correctly from a programming point of view. We have commissioned the fixing of this problem.
The text size cannot be scaled via settings in the browser because fixed pixels were used in the CSS. We intend to take these requirements into account in the next development cycles. Please use CTRL+ for the time being.
Concerning “Reflow”: On the pages digitaleslernen.oead.at, arqa-vet.at (RQB), youngscience.at, and studyinaustria.at it may be necessary to scroll both vertically and horizontally to display the website content on different screen types. We intend to take these requirements into account in the next development cycles.
Grants.at form: When leaving the text field (with content) via screen reader the animation restarts and then the focus returns to the text field. This means that the user can no longer move on from the text field. There is no status message if data selected in the form is automatically adjusted due to a further selection in another field. The order of the elements does not match the visual order. We intend to take these requirements into account in the next development cycles.
b) Disproportionate burden
Our videos are hosted and published on the video platform Youtube. It is currently not possible to provide the required audio descriptions for these videos. This means that the WCAG success criterion 1.2.5 (Audio Description (Prerecorded)) is not met. We believe that remedying this would impose a disproportionate burden in terms of the accessibility requirements.
c) The content does not fall within the scope of the applicable legislation
Mainly older PDF documents and Office documents are not accessible. For example, PDF documents are not tagged, therefore they cannot or can only insufficiently be captured and used by screen reader users. This means that the WCAG success criterion 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value) is not met. Please let us know if you have any difficulties with specific documents. We will provide the content in accessible form upon request and subsequently replace the documents or complement them with accessible alternatives. For new documents we are making every effort to provide them in accessible form according to WCAG 2.1 and make them PDF/UA-compliant before publication.
Our podcasts do not display subtitles. For older podcasts, which are exempt from the Directive (EU) 2016/2102, no comprehensive amendments are currently planned. Please let us know if you have any difficulties with specific podcasts, we will provide the content in accessible form upon request and subsequently replace the podcast episodes or complement them with accessible alternatives.
Creation of the accessibility statement
This statement was created on 21 December 2021.
The assessment of the website’s compliance with the Web Accessibility Act to meet the requirements of the Directive (EU) 2016/2102 took place in the form of a self-test according to WCAG 2.1 at compliance level AA as well as on the basis of an assessment carried out by a third party. Individual page content is checked by the web editorial team on a regular basis when new content is published.
This statement was last reviewed on 21 December 2021.
Feedback and contact information
The offers and services on these websites are continuously improved and expanded. Usability and accessibility are of great concern to us. Should you discover any barriers that prevent you from using our website or make it difficult for you to use our website, 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Reporting a barrier on the website oead.at”. Please describe the problem and provide us with the URL(s) of the relevant website or document.
In the case of unsatisfactory responses from the above contact address you may contact the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)’s Complaints Office. The FFG accepts complaints electronically viaComplaints Office' contact form.
Information about forms created with Spitzenform
For certain project submissions we use forms created with Spitzenform. These forms meet the minimum accessibility requirements of conformance level AA of the “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines – WCAG 2.1” or the applicable European standard under Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and the Council.