Accessibility Statement

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 1 of October 26, 2016, on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies.

This accessibility statement applies to the website.

State of conformity with requirements

This website is partially compatible with conformity level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2 (WCAG 2.1) or with the accessibility requirements suitable for public procurement of ICT products and services in Europe EN 301 549 V2.1.2 (2018-08) 3.

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 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.
  • The color contrasts of various control elements in the desktop view and on tablets do not fully meet the requirements (WCAG 1.4.3. Contrast minimum).
  • Abbreviations and acronyms are not specified in every position of the first occurrence. This means that WCAG Success Criterion 3.1.4 (Abbreviations) is not met.

Creation of this accessibility statement

This statement was written on September 21, 2020.

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(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:  4

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:  5

Additional information

The website 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.