The University of Vienna is committed to providing an accessible website in accordance with the Austrian Web-Zugänglichkeits-Gesetz (WZG, web accessibility act) as amended to implement the Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies (OJ L 327 issued on 2 December 2016, p. 1).
This accessibility statement applies to the u:find website under the domain https://ufind.univie.ac.at/en
Status of compliance with the requirements
Due to the aspects that are not compliant listed below, this website is partially compliant with standard AA as specified in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 in accordance with the applicable harmonised European standard European Standard EN 301 549 V2.1.2 (2018-08).
Parts of the website that are not fully accessible
a) Aspects that are not compliant with the accessibility regulations
- Some interactive elements (navigation, filter) do not have a visible keyboard focus indicator (2.4.7 Focus Visible) and users cannot access them using the keyboard (2.1.1 Keyboard).
- The colour contrast of some elements is too low (1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum)).
- Some elements do not have a heading (1.1.1 Non-text Content, 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value).
- Heading levels are not always specified correctly (4.1.1 Parsing).
- Some screen readers cannot read out the text instructions for the form fields (3.3.2 Labels or Instructions).
- The filters for search results cannot be programmatically identified by 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 Page).
These aspects that are not compliant will be resolved in the next development stage.
Release of this accessibility statement
This statement has been released on 23 September 2020.
Feedback and contact details
The offers and services provided on this website are being continuously improved, replaced and expanded. Usability and accessibility are our key concerns in this endeavour.
Please send us an e-mail if you encounter any accessibility problems that prevent you from using our website. This applies to issues that are not listed in this accessibility statement or shortcomings relating to the accessibility requirements.
We will examine your request and contact you as soon as possible.
Please send your messages and suggestions to the web masters. Describe the problem you encountered and provide the URL(s) of the website or document concerned.
Contact:University of Vienna
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna
If you are not satisfied with how we respond to your request sent to us using the contact option specified above, you can contact the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and file a complaint. You can file your complaint with the FFG by electronic means using the contact form.
Contact form of the FFG complaints office (in German)
The FFG will investigate your complaint to determine whether the accessibility issues you addressed represent a violation of the provisions specified in the Austrian Web-Zugänglichkeits-Gesetz (web accessibility act), in particular shortcomings in compliance with the accessibility requirements, by the Federal Government or an institution affiliated with the Federal Government.
If the complaint is justified, the FFG issues recommendations to the Federal Government or the legal entity concerned and proposes measures that aim at resolving the issue.
Further information about the complaints procedure