Declaration on Accessibility

TU Wien makes every effort to make our website accessible in accordance with the Web Accessibility Act ("Web-Zugänglichkeits-Gesetz" - WZG).

This declaration on accessibility applies to websites of TU Wien, which are hosted on a TU.it server and

  • are either connected to the central TUW Typo3 system or
  • are implemented via the central TU website hosting service of TU.it as a Wordpress page with the profile "TU Wien"

Efforts to support accessibility

TU Wien takes the following measures to ensure accessibility:

  • Accessibility is part of our internal guidelines.
  • Continuous training on accessibility is offered for our employees.
  • Formal methods for quality assurance of accessibility exist within the company.
  • We include people with disabilities in the development of the accessibility of the website.
  • Certification maturity (WACA Certifiacte) in accordance with WCAG 2.1 is aimed for by the end of 2020.

Compliance status

This web site is partially compliant with conformance level AA of the "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines - WCAG 2.1".

Known accessibility issues

Despite our efforts, some problems may occur with users. This is a description of the known accessibility problems. Please contact us if you observe a problem that is not listed.

Slider on homepage:
The currently used slider will be replaced to provide accessibility.

Pictorial elements:
Currently, some alternative texts for screen readers are still missing. The editorial work is in progress.

Editorial work:
Some editorial work such as alternative texts and correct heading hierarchies still need to be done.

Picture gallery:
Currently there are shortcomings for screen readers (e.g. when changing images or navigating within thumbnails).

Videos:
Videos are not recognizable as such for screen readers.

Forms:
Our forms are not yet completely barrier-free. An update, which will be installed in a few weeks, will correct this deficiency.

Side menu mobile:
The side menu is not yet operable on narrow screens by keyboard.

Download elements:
For screen readers there is currently no indication that a download is offered here.

Calendar of Events:
There are still barriers in the calendar as well as in the search for events and in the reporting of events for the event calendar.

Contact Boxes:
There are still small shortcomings for screen readers.

Teaser Boxes:
Links are sometimes read out several times by the screen reader, or the URL is spelled out when read out.

Content menu and In-Page-Links:
There are still some barriers when navigating to entry points (anchors) within a page.

Enumeration list:
The second level of enumerations is accessible to screen readers, but formatting information is read out.

News Lists:
There are currently still barriers for screen readers when navigating between entries.

Unstyled lists:
Lists whose formatting is specified with "list-style-type: none" are not recognized as lists by all Screen Readers.

Dokuments:
Unfortunately not all documents on our website are fully accessible.

Creation of the declaration on accessibility

This declaration was issued on November 11, 2020.

The declaration was prepared on the basis of a self-assessment conducted by TU Wien. 

Certification maturity (WACA Certifiacte, opens an external URL in a new window) in accordance with WCAG 2.1 is aimed for by the end of 2020.

Feedback and contact details

If you notice any other barriers that prevent you from using our website, please let us know by e-mail. We will check your request and contact you as soon as possible.

Please send all messages and suggestions to pr@tuwien.ac.at. Please describe the problem and include the URL(s) of the affected web page or document.

Enforcement procedures

In case of unsatisfactory answers from the above-mentioned contact possibility you can turn to the Austrian Research Promotion Agency ("Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft" - FFG) by means of a complaint. The FFG accepts complaints electronically via a contact form.

The contact form of the complaints office can be found at www.ffg.at/form/kontaktformular-beschwerdestelle, opens an external URL in a new window.

These complaints are examined by the FFG to determine whether they relate to violations of the Web Accessibility Act (WZG), in particular deficiencies in compliance with accessibility requirements, by the federal government or an institution 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 existing deficiencies.

Further information on the appeal procedure can be found at www.ffg.at/barrierefreiheit/beschwerdestelle, opens an external URL in a new window.

Compatibility with browsers and supporting technologies

This website is designed to be compatible with the following browsers:

  • Microsoft Edge Version 44 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox Version 82 and above
  • Google Chrome Version 86 and above

This website is designed to be compatible with the following supporting technologies:

  • NVDA Screenreader
  • JAWS Screenreader
  • VoiceOver

Technologies

The accessibility of this website depends on the following technologies to function:

  • HTML
  • WAI-ARIA
  • CSS
  • Javascript