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Accessibility Statement

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is committed to making its websites and mobile applications accessible, in accordance with the Web-Zugänglichkeits-Gesetz (WZG, BGBl. I. Nr. 59/2019 idgF).

This Accessibility Statement applies to

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with Conformance Level AA of the “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines – WCAG 2.1”, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

a. Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Success Criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text Content):
    Some images are missing an alternative text (e.g. the flags on the page "Participation" and the photo on the page "Contact").
  • Success Criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships):
    The navigation links are not defined as logical groups. Visual structures of several pages are not programmatically determined as well: On the page "Student Presentation" the list of teams and presentations is not marked up as such or programmatically structured in any other way. On the page "Links" the list of links is not marked up as list.
  • On the "Login" page the input areas are not programmatically linked to their labels.
  • Success Criterion 1.3.5 (Identify Input Purpose):
    On the page "Login" there are no autocomplete attributes.
  • Success Criterion 1.4.1 (Use of Color):
    The contrast between the link text and the standard text is too low. Therefore the links are only identified by color.
  • Success Criterion 1.4.3 (Contrast (Minimum)):
    The contrast between the text in the header and the header image is too low.
  • Success Criterion 1.4.10 (Reflow):
    The website is not responsive. If zoom is used to enlarge the size of the content it leads to horizontal scrolling.
  • Success Criterion 2.4.1 (Bypass Blocks):
    There is no mechanism to bypass blocks (e.g. skip links). The main content is not marked up as such as well as other regions of the page.
  • Success Criterion 2.4.2 (Page Titled):
    All pages have the same title.
  • Success Criterion 2.4.4 (Link Purpose (In Context)):
    Some links do not have meaningful link texts (e.g. on the pages "Student Presentation", "Downloads" and "Links").
  • Success Criterion 2.4.5 (Multiple Ways):
    There is currently only one way to access the sub-pages.
  • Success Criterion 2.4.7 (Focus Visible):
    Accessibility Statement A hidden element in the navigation is tabbed to.
  • Success Criterion 3.1.2 (Language of Parts):
    Content in other languages than the main language is not marked up correctly (e.g. on the page "Participation").
  • Success Criterion 4.1.1 (Parsing):
    There are several syntax errors according to the W3C Markup Validation Service.
  • Success Criterion 4.1.3 (Status Messages):
    On the page "Login" the error message displayed after an unsuccessful login attempt is not announced for screenreader users.

b. The content is not within the scope of the applicable legislation

On the website there are older documents available for download (e.g. PDF-documents) which are not accessible. Because this documents have been published before September 23, 2018 they are exempt from the Web-Zugänglichkeits-Gesetz.

Third-party content, such as presentation materials from students, which is not within FFG's sphere of influence, is exempt from the Web-Zugänglichkeits-Gesetz.

Should you need non-accessible content in an accessible format, please contact We will try to provide the content in an alternative format.

Preparation of this Accessibility Statement

This Statement was prepared on November 30, 2020.

The statement was prepared based on a self-assessment.

The statement was last reviewed on November 30, 2020.

Feedback and contact information

We are always looking to improve, update, develop and expand the content and services on this website. In this context, we attach great importance to ensuring user-friendliness and accessibility.

If you experience any problems that make it difficult for you to access and use our website, please notify us by email:

Austrian Research Promotion Agency, FFG

We will review your comments and contact you as soon as possible

Enforcement Procedure

If the response from the above contact is not satisfactory, you may file a complaint with the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). The FFG accepts complaints filed online via the electronic contact form.

Contact form of the FFG-ombudsman (German)

The FFG will examine whether the complaint relates to violations of the Web-Zugänglichkeits-Gesetz (WZG), particularly to failure on the part of the federal government or associated institutions to comply with the accessibility requirements.

If the complaint is justified, the FFG will make recommendations for action to the federal government or the legal entities concerned and propose measures designed to remedy the problem.

Further information on the enforcement procedure (German)