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Accessibility Statement


OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation is commited to making its

Websites accessible, in accordance with the Web-Zugänglichkeits-Gesetz (WZG BGBl. I. Nr. 59/2019 idgF).

This accessibility statement applies to


Compliance status

We strive to make our website accessible to all. In doing so, we are guided by the current standards of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). In 2020, an accessibility check was carried out for this purpose, and a re-check was carried out after programming-technical improvements towards accessibility. In 2020, an accessibility check was carried out for this purpose, and after programming improvements towards even greater accessibility, a re-check was carried out. accessibility, a re-check was carried out.

As of 5 November 2021, this website is partially compliant with Conformance Level AA of the “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines – WCAG 2.1” and the applicable European standard according to Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council, 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

When using a screen reader, the news contents move in front of the main navigation. This is a technical limitation of the content management system used in combination with the presentation of the news overview as a drop-down menu on all pages. We plan to redesign the news section in the next development cycles.

b. Disproportionate burden

The individual search parameters of the facet menu are nested in the list structure and cannot be displayed on one level. This is a technical limitation of the search system used.

Since we display the button for submitting a search with an image of a magnifying glass, the hidden submit button of the search system behind it creates a contrast error in the source code. This is a technical default of the search system used and cannot be changed.

We are of the opinion that a remedy would represent a disproportionate burden in terms of accessibility regulations, as we would have to reprogramme the entire search system here.

However, we plan to take these requirements into account in the next development cycles.

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

The content of the individual learning opportunities originates from third party data sources. Third-party content that is not under the control of OeAD-GmbH is excluded from Directive (EU) 2016/2102. For this third-party content, for example the description or brief description of a learning opportunity, no statement can be made regarding compatibility with accessibility regulations.


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on November 5, 2021.

The assessment of the website's compliance with the WCAG for the implementation of the requirements of Directive (EU) 2016/2102 was carried out in the form of a self-test according to WCAG 2.1 in compliance level AA as well as on the basis of an assessment carried out by a third party. Ten page templates were tested, including the homepage, the search page, several search results, a content page and a news page. Individual page contents are regularly checked by the web editorial team when new content is published.

The statement was last reviewed on November 5, 2021.


Feedback and contact information

The offers and services on this website are constantly being improved, exchanged and expanded. In doing so, usability and accessibility are of great concern to us.

If you notice any 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 us at info(at) with the subject "Reporting a barrier in the website". Please describe the problem and provide us with the URL(s) of the affected website or document.

OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation


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.

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 legal entities concerned and propose measures designed to remedy the problem.

Further information on the enforcement procedure

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