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Accessibility

Declaration on Accessibility

The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology endeavours to make its websites accessible in accordance with the Act on Web Accessibility (WZG) as amended to implement Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 on barrier-free access to the websites and mobile applications of public authorities (OJ L 327, 2.12.2016, p. 1).
This declaration on accessibility applies to the website www.ait.ac.at

State of compliance with the requirements

This website is partially compliant with Conformance Level AA of the "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Web - WCAG 2.1" or with the applicable European Standard EN 301 549 V2.1.2 (2018-08) due to the following incompatibilities and exceptions.

Non-accessible contents

(a) incompatibility with accessibility provisions

For some non-decorative images in the content of news and event contributions before 1 January 2019, the alternative text is missing, so this information is not accessible to screen reader users. Thus, WCAG success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content) is not met. All new images are published together with alternative texts.
Some subpages contain links with identical link text that lead to different destinations. Thus, WCAG success criterion 2.4.4 (link purpose in context) is not met. In the future we will take care to separate the link texts more strongly.
A large proportion of the videos are currently without subtitles. Thus, WCAG success criterion 1.2.2 (subtitles (recorded)) is not fulfilled. We are already working on providing all videos with subtitles.

b) Disproportionate burden

Our videos are hosted and published on the video platforms YouTube and Vimeo. There are some videos without audio description. This means that the WCAG success criterion 1.2.5 (audio description recorded) is not met. We are of the opinion that a remedy would constitute a disproportionate burden in terms of the accessibility regulations. We plan to make alternatives for time-based media available as text instead of audio descriptions by December 2020.

c) The content does not fall within the scope of the applicable legislation

For old non-accessible documents, which are still excluded from Directive (EU) 2016/2102, no comprehensive change is currently planned. Please let us know if you have difficulties with specific documents. We will gladly prepare the content barrier-free on request and exchange the documents in succession. We make every effort to prepare new documents barrier-free in accordance with WCAG 2.1 and PDF/UA before publication.

Abbreviations and words in another language are not currently explained in detail. We are currently working on a solution and will try to make the texts more easily understandable in the future. (WCAG 3.1.3 (unusual words), 3.1.4 (abbreviations), 3.1.5 (reading level)).

Preparation of this declaration on accessibility

This declaration was drawn up on 23 September 2020.

The assessment of the compatibility of the website with the WZG for the implementation of the requirements of Directive (EU) 2016/2102 was carried out in the form of a self-test according to WCAG 2.0 at conformity level AA in August and September 2020. The whole website was checked.
Feedback and contact details

The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology makes every effort to ensure that its website www.ait.ac.at is as accessible as possible.
The offers and services on this website are continuously improved, exchanged and expanded. In doing so, usability and accessibility are of great importance to us.
Should you therefore notice any barriers that prevent you from using our Internet offer, please let us know. Please send all suggestions and questions by e-mail to cmc(at)ait.ac.at.
We will check your request and contact you as soon as possible. Please send us the URL(s) of the affected pages and describe the problem as precisely as possible so that we can resolve it quickly if necessary.

Contact

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Department: Corporate Communications and Marketing
E-Mail: cmc(at)ait.ac.at

Enforcement procedure

If the above contact does not provide satisfactory answers, you can lodge a complaint with the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). This can be done via a contact form on their website.

Contact form of the complaints office

These complaints are examined by FFG to determine whether they relate to violations of the requirements of the Web Accessibility Act, in particular shortcomings in compliance with accessibility requirements, by the Federal Government or an institution attributable 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 in question.
Further information on the complaint procedure