The University of Klagenfurt is committed to making its websites accessible in accordance with the Austrian Web Accessibility Act (WZG) as amended transposing Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and the Council of 26 October 2016 on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies (OJ L 327, 2.12.2016, p.1).
This accessibility statement applies to the website www.aau.at.
Due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below, this website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 Level AA conformance standard (WCAG 2.1) and with the harmonised European standard EN 301 549 V2.1.2 (2018-08).
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:
a. Non-compliance with the Web Accessibility Act
There are occasional deficiencies in contrast. Therefore, the website does not fully comply with the requirements of WCAG 1.4.3. Contrast (Minimum).
b. Disproportionate burden
For videos provided by the University of Klagenfurt and published on this website or on the video platform YouTube before 23 September 2020, no audio descriptions can be made available. For future, relevant videos (from 23 September 2020) we will endeavour to include the audio description according to WCAG.
c. The content is outside the scope of the applicable legislation
- Text alternatives for video and audio media published before 23 September 2020.
- Video and audio media transmitted live.
- Online maps and map services, provided that essential information is supplied digitally in a fully accessible manner in the case of maps used for navigation purposes.
- The content of websites containing only content that is not required for ongoing administrative procedures and that has not been updated or revised after 23 September 2019.
- Content from third parties, such as studies or presentation materials from external speakers who are outside the sphere of influence of the University of Klagenfurt, is excepted from the Directive (EU) 2016/2102. For content from third parties of this kind, we cannot make any statements about its compatibility with the provisions on accessibility.
- Many predominantly older PDF and Office files are not accessible. For example, PDF files are not tagged, so they cannot be (or are insufficiently) identified and used by screen reader users. The WCAG success criterion 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value) is thus not complied with.We aim to make PDF documents, which are required for ongoing administrative procedures, fully accessible as part of our ongoing updates. No wide-ranging changes are planned for older non-accessible documents which are still excepted from the Directive (EU) 2016/2102.
The preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was drawn up on 3 August 2020.
The evaluation of the website’s compliance with the Austrian Web Accessibility Act (WZG), transposing the Directive (EU) 2016/2102, was carried out as an internal test according to WCAG 2.1 Level AA conformance standard in January 2020.
Feedback and contact information
The offers and services on this website are improved, changed and extended on an ongoing basis. Its ease of use and accessibility are of great importance to us.
If you encounter barriers which hinder your use of our website – problems which are not dealt with in this statement, and deficits with regard to adherence to accessibility requirements – please tell us about them by sending an e-mail to accessibility [at] aau [dot] at. We will deal with your enquiry and contact you as soon as possible.
Please describe the problem and give the URL(s) of the web page or the document.
If you are not satisfied with the answers you receive from the contact given above, you can complain to the Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft (FFG) (Austrian Agency for the Promotion of Research). The FFG accepts complaints sent via its website.
Complaints are examined by the FFG to establish whether they refer to infringements against the provisions of the Web Accessibility Act, and particularly to deficits in adherence to the requirement for accessibility.
If the complaint is justified, the FFG has to issue recommendations for action and propose measures which would contribute towards eliminating the existing deficiencies.
Further information on the enforcement procedure (in German)
The website www.aau.at was last subjected to a comprehensive technical overhaul in October 2015.
The University of Klagenfurt is committed to ensuring that its Internet content is as accessible and user-friendly as possible. In the interest of quality assurance, it therefore pursues a change management concept for all its digital offerings. Please bear in mind that proposed changes cannot always be implemented immediately, as structural changes must first complete this process.
The University of Klagenfurt is organised into many organisational units, centres and departments, which are typically responsible for moderating the content of their subsites. The content is created and edited by both internal and external authors. The University of Klagenfurt makes every effort to provide standardised guidelines for the creation of content that is as accessible as possible, and to train the authors accordingly. Nonetheless, the varied experience of the authors may result in the publication of certain content that is less than optimal in terms of accessibility. In order to minimise such content, the web editorial team carries out random manual checks.