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The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna (hereinafter “University of Veterinary Medicine”), is committed to ensuring that its website complies with the Web Accessibility Act (WZG) in accordance with the Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of October 26, 2016, on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies.

The University of Veterinary Medicine cannot guarantee the conformity with the accessibility requirements for any online services and resources that are maintained by third-party vendors. Services, websites, and/or applications that are not hosted on servers in the vetmeduni.ac.at domain are explicitly excluded from this statement.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

The content and functions listed below do not yet fully correspond to the recommendations for web content accessibility.

  • Predominantly older PDF documents and Office documents are not fully accessible. For example, some PDF documents are not tagged therefore screen readers cannot or can only insufficiently capture and use them. This means that the WCAG success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role, value) is not met.
     
  • Not all new PDF and Office documents can be fully recorded and used by screen readers. This means that WCAG Success Criterion 4.1.2 (name, role, value) is not met. We strive to make more documents available in an accessible manner through awareness-raising measures and technical support.
     
  • For some images the alternative text is missing, so this information is not accessible to screen reader users. This means that the WCAG Success Criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content) is not met.
     
  • The markup of headings (h1-h6) is not always in the correct order, which means that WCAG Success Criterion 1.3.1 (information and relationships) is not always met.
     
  • Some elements have no descriptions, which means that the WCAG success criteria 3.3.2 (labels or instructions), 2.4.6 (headings and labels) or 4.1.2 (name, role, value) are not consistently fulfilled. The changes necessary to remove these barriers have already been initiated and will be continuously corrected as part of further developments.

Feedback and contact details

We are constantly trying to improve the usability and accessibility of all offers and services on this website.

If you notice any barriers that prevent you from using our website - problems that are not described in this statement or deficiencies in compliance with the accessibility requirements - please contact us.

We will review your request and contact you as soon as possible.

Please send all messages and suggestions to rektorat@vetmeduni.ac.at. Describe the problem and include the URL (s) of the affected website or document.

You may also contact us via postal mail:

University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
Veterinärplatz 1
1210 Wien

Enforcement procedure

You are entitled to submit a complaint to the Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH (FFG).

The FFG receives complaints electronically using the contact form:
www.ffg.at/form/kontaktformular-beschwerdestelle 

These complaints are examined by the FFG to determine whether they relate to violations of the provisions 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 for action to the federal government or the legal entities concerned and propose measures to remedy the deficiencies.

Further information:
www.ffg.at/barrierefreiheit/beschwerdestelle

Additional information

The website vetmeduni.ac.at will be completely renewed.

The University of Veterinary Medicine is committed to ensuring that its website is as accessible as possible. We are guided by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, in accordance with the national legislation "E-Government Act 2004" and the applicable anti-discrimination provisions. A review according to all A and AA criteria of WCAG 2.1 is planned for 2021.