Accessibility Statement

The accessibility of DEIMS-SDR is of great importance to us. The information on our website should therefore be usable by all people, regardless of technical equipment, security settings or personal handicaps.

In this spirit, we are making an effort for this website to be compliant with the current version of the “Web-Zugänglichkeits-Gesetz” [ger.] (WZG; Web Accessibility Law [eng.]) that implements the EU guideline 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union of the 26th of October 2017 regarding the accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public institutions (“Amtsblatt L 327 vom 2.12.2016, S. 1” [ger.]).

This accessibility statement applies to the website www.deims.org.

Status of the compliance with the given requirements

Because of the following inconsistencies and exceptions, the website is currently only partially conforming with the AA level of the guidelines Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1), respectively the current European standard EN 301 549 V2.1.2 (2018-08).

Non accessible content:

The content listed below is currently not meeting the web accessibility requirements.

a) Non-conformity with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

After running the Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (WAVE; https://wave.webaim.org/), the following points are not conforming the WCAG 2.1.

  • Some buttons in map displays are missing descriptive texts
  • There are noscript elements present in some pages
  • Some pages feature redundant links
  • Layout tables are used in some pages
  • Headings on some pages are skipped
  • Some link texts are not meaningful enough
  • Links are usually only different from regular text by colour
  • The keyboard focus not visible enough
  • Dynamic status/result messages are missing "aria live regions"

We are currently working on fixing these issues.

b) Disproportionate burden

The majority of our content is provided by users, including hyperlinks forwarding to external sources such as YouTube. It is not possible for us to ensure meaningful link texts for such user-provided hyperlinks. It is also not possible to provide audio description 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 WZG (“Web-Zugänglichkeits-Gesetz” [ger.] (WZG; Web Accessibility Law [eng.]) in regards to the requirements of the EU directive 2016/2102 following the WCAG 2.0 AA level of conformity was carried out in August 2020.

Feedback and Contact

The content of this website is constantly being updated, replaced and extended. At the same time, the accessibility and usability is of great importance to us.

Should you encounter any barrier that stops you from using our website and is not addressed further in this statement, please get in touch with us using the contact details provided below.

We will contact you as soon as possible after investigating your inquiry.

Contact
www.deims.org/contact

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 using the following contact form
https://www.ffg.at/form/kontaktformular-beschwerdestelle (currently only available in German).

Such complaints are processed by the FFG in regards to potential violations of the WZG (“Web-Zugänglichkeits-Gesetz” [ger.] (WZG; Web Accessibility Law [eng.]), most notably shortcomings in regards to the compliance with the requirements of web accessibility by the Austrian state or any institution that belongs to it.

Should your complaint be justified, the FFG is advised to formulate recommended actions for the involved party and to suggest measures in order to eliminate the defects.

You can find further information regarding filing complaints here: https://www.ffg.at/barrierefreiheit/beschwerdestelle (currently only available in German)