Accessibility Statement

The Federal Procurement Agency of Austria endeavors to maintain its websites in accordance to the Web Accessibility Act (WZG) as amended to implement Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of October 26, 2016 on barrier-free access to websites and to make mobile applications of public bodies (OJ L 327, 2.12.2016, p. 1) accessible. The Federal Procurement Agency of Austria endeavors to maintain its websites in accordance to the Web Accessibility Act (WZG) as amended to implement Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of October 26, 2016 on barrier-free access to websites and to make mobile applications of public bodies (OJ L 327, 2.12.2016, p. 1) accessible.

Contents of this page

  • Status of compatibility with the requirements
  • Non-accessible content
  • Preparing this accessibility statement
  • Feedback and contact details
  • Enforcement procedures

This declaration of accessibility applies to the website www.bbg.gv.at.

 

Status of compatibility with the requirements

Due to the following incompatibilities and exceptions, this website is partially compatible with conformity level AA of the "Guidelines for accessible web content Web - WCAG 2.1" or with the applicable European standard EN 301 549 V2.1.2 (2018-08).

 

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is not barrier-free:

  1. PDF
    Many, mostly older PDF documents and Office documents, are not barrier-free. For example, PDF documents are not tagged so that screen reader users cannot or only insufficiently capture and use them. The WCAG Success Criterion 4.1.2 (name, role, value) is therefore not met. We plan to make our PDF or downloads barrier-free by September 2020. If you urgently need a PDF, please let us know.
     
  2. Videos
    Our explanatory videos for the BBG e-shop have no subtitles and are therefore not barrier-free. When creating new videos, attention is already paid to adding subtitles.
     
  3. List of tenders
    Our list of tenders cannot be optimally captured by screen reader users if a filter has been set. We are working on a solution here.
     
  4. Pictures
    Our pictures should all have alternate text so that this information is accessible to screen reader users. If you notice a picture without alternative text, please let us know immediately.
     
  5. The content does not fall within the scope of the applicable legal provisions:
    Third-party content, such as studies or presentation materials from external lecturers who are not within BBG's sphere of influence, are excluded from Directive (EU) 2016/2102. No statements can be made regarding the content of third parties regarding compatibility with accessibility regulations.

Creation of this accessibility statement

This declaration was created on February 11, 2020.

The BBG website was completely revised in March 2019. Accessibility was already taken into account during the revision. A self-test was carried out for this explanation. We are aiming for an external WCAG 2.0 - AA certification for 2020.

 

Feedback and contact details

The offers and services on this website are continuously improved, exchanged and expanded. The usability and accessibility is very important to us.
If you notice any barriers that prevent you from using our website - problems that are not described in this declaration, deficiencies in respect of compliance with the accessibility requirements - we ask you to inform us by email.

We will review your request and contact you as soon as possible. Please send all communications and suggestions to medien@bbg.gv.at. Please describe the problem and provide us with the URL (s) of the affected website or document.

Contact

Mag. Barbara Weinmann
Communication specialist
Tel .: +43 1 245 70-850
Email: medien(at)bbg.gv.at

 

Enforcement procedures

If the answers given above are unsatisfactory, you can lodge a complaint with the Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH (FFG). The FFG accepts complaints electronically via the contact form.

Contact form of the complaints office

The FFG examines these complaints to determine whether they relate to violations of the requirements of the Web Accessibility Act, in particular deficiencies in compliance with the accessibility requirements, by the federal government or an institution that can be assigned to it.
If the complaint is justified, the FFG must make recommendations to the federal government or the legal entities concerned and propose measures to remedy the shortcomings.

Further information on the complaints procedure