Accessibility Statement

Declaration on accessibility

The Federal Chancellery strives to make its websites accessible in accordance with the Web Accessibility Act (German: Web-Zugänglichkeits-Gesetz (WZG) idgF) 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 sector bodies (German: Richtlinie (EU) 2016/2102) (Official Journal L 327, 2.12.2016, p. 1).

This accessibility statement applies to the website

Status of compatibility with the requirements

This website is partially compliant with compliance level AA of the "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines - WCAG 2.1" respectively with the applicable European Standard EN 301 549 V3.2.1 (2021-03) due to the non-compliance(s).

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reason(s):

(a) non-compliance with the WZG

The "submenu" can be reached directly via the jump label link "To the submenu", this area of ​​the page itself is erroneously labeled as "subnavigation" and may be empty.

In the German-language content, not all English-language texts have a language code. This violates WCAG Success Criterion 3.1.2.

In English, some sections are described or labeled in German and are not provided with the language code. Thus, WCAG Success Criterion 3.1.2 is not met. The English texts will be incorporated shortly.

(c) the content is not within the scope of the applicable legislation

Content from third parties, such as studies or presentation materials from external speakers over which the Federal Chancellery has no control, are exempt from Directive (EU) 2016/2102. No statement can be made regarding the compatibility of this third-party content with accessibility regulations.

Creation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 8 May  2023.

The assessment of the website's compliance with the WZG to implement the requirements of Directive (EU) 2016/2102 was carried out in the form of a self-test according to WCAG 2.1 at compliance level AA.

Feedback and contact details

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 barriers that prevent you from using our website - problems that are not described in this statement, deficiencies in terms of compliance with accessibility requirements - please let us know by e-mail.

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

Please send all messages and suggestions to us 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.


Federal Chancellery of Austria
Department I/12/b Federal Chancellery Websites

Enforcement procedure

In the event of unsatisfactory responses from the above contact option, you can contact the Austrian Research Promotion Agency with limited liability (FFG) by means of a complaint. The FFG accepts complaints electronically via the contact form.

German contact form of the complaints-office: Kontaktformular der Beschwerdestelle

The 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 attributable to it.

If the complaint is justified, the FFG must issue recommendations for action to the federal government or the legal entities concerned and propose measures to remedy the deficiencies at hand.

Further information on the complaints-procedure in German: Weitere Informationen zum Beschwerdeverfahren

Optional contents: AOperating help

Page structure and navigation and orientation

In order to keep the content as accessible as possible, most pages follow a uniform structure. The navigation contains the following jump labels to the page areas, some of which can also be reached via landmark roles:

· To content [1] (Accesskey 1)

· To menu [2] (Accesskey 2)

All navigation blocks are marked and labelled using the semantic HTML tag nav, header and footer using the semantic HTML tags header and footer.

The language selection is accessible via the list of the main navigation as the last list entry. You can switch to the respective other language.

All pages start with a first-level heading (h1) in the content block (main).

Further information for screen reader users

Screen reader users will find additional information visually hidden in the pages, for example:

  • on location identification in the main and submenus
  • Information on link behaviour if the link does not open in the same window
  • additional information in web forms, on tables and more

Scalable web design

The websites are designed responsibly for the benefit of mobile devices and strong scaling. The contents are adapted according to different window widths. When scaling in desktop browsers, please update the web page after setting the desired scaling (e.g., with zoom).


The default language is set for each web page. Within a website, we aim to mark all text passages in other languages accordingly.

Link behaviour

  • All links open in the same window and are not explicitly marked.
  • If in exceptional cases links open new windows, this behaviour is marked with the addition "opens in a new tab" as a tool tip.
  • All links to internal documents contain the document format and size in the link title.