Accessibility Statement

The accessibility of DEIMS-SDR is of great importance to us. The information on our website should therefore be accessible to all users, regardless of the technical specificities of their devices, security settings or personal handicaps.

Umweltbundesamt GmbH is committed to taking appropriate measures to make this website compliant with the current version of the Web Accessibility Law (Web-Zugänglichkeits-Gesetz, WZG) transposing  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, 2.12.2016, p. 1.) into Austrian law.

This accessibility statement applies to the website

Section 1 Mandatory content requirements

Compliance status

Due to the following inconsistencies and exceptions, the website is partially compliant with Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) and with the current European standard EN 301 549 V3.2.1 (2021-03).

Non accessible content:

The content listed below does currently not meet the web accessibility requirements.

a) Non-conformity with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

After running the Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (WAVE;, the following criteria have been identified as not conforming to the WCAG 2.1

  • Some buttons in map displays have missing descriptive texts
  • There are NoScript elements present on some pages
  • Some pages feature redundant links
  • Layout tables are used on some pages
  • Heading levels on some pages are skipped
  • Some link texts are not meaningful enough
  • Links can normally only be distinguished from regular text by colour
  • The keyboard focus is not visible enough
  • Dynamic status/result messages are missing (aria live regions)

We are currently working to fix these issues. Upon request, we can provide accessible versions of content required by creating static documents.

b) Disproportionate burden

c) Content that does not fall within the scope of applicable legislation

The majority of our content is provided by users, including the hyperlinks directing users to external sources such as YouTube. It is not possible for us to ensure that meaningful link texts are offered for such user-provided hyperlinks. Neither is it possible to provide audio descriptions for video resources.

Creation of this web accessibility statement

This statement was created on 12 August 2020

The evaluation of the conformity of this website with the Web Accessibility Law (WZG, Web-Zugänglichkeits-Gesetz) was carried out in August 2020, in accordance with the requirements of EU Directive 2016/2102 at the WCAG 2.0 AA level of conformity . Content on individual pages is checked regularly by web content editors when new content is published.

Feedback and Contact Information

The content of this website is constantly being updated, replaced and extended. Web accessibility and usability are always a matter of great concern to us.

Should you encounter any barriers that stop you from using our website and that are not addressed in this statement, please notify us using the contact details provided below. We will get back to you as soon as possible after checking your inquiry.


Enforcement procedure

Should you not be satisfied with our response, you can file a complaint and contact the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). The FFG accepts complaints that are submitted using the following contact form (currently only available in German).

Complaints processed by the FFG are usually about potential violations of the Web Accessibility Law (Web-Zugänglichkeits-Gesetz, WZG), most notably shortcomings in compliance with the requirements of web accessibility that are identified on websites of Austrian public sector bodies or any institutions that belong to them.

Should your complaint be justified, the FFG will formulate recommendations for action to be carried out by the party concerned and suggest measures to remedy the existing shortcomings.

You can find further information on how to file complaints here: (currently only available in German)