Barrier-free declaration

The Federal Office of Consumer:Interior Health strives to make its websites accessible in accordance with the Web Accessibility Act (WZG), as amended, implementing 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 (OJ 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 Accessibility Guidelines - 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

The content listed below is not accessible for the following reasons:

a) Incompatibility with accessibility regulations.

Alternative text is missing for some non-decorative images in the content, making this information inaccessible to screen reader users. Thus, WCAG accessibility criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content) is not met. We plan to add alternative text to all non-decorative images. All new images will be published along with alternative text. Some web pages contain links with identical link text that lead to different destinations. This means that WCAG success criterion 2.4.4 (link purpose in context) is not met. We plan to revise the link text in the content of the affected web pages.

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

Some, predominantly older PDF documents are not accessible. For example, PDF documents are not tagged, so that they cannot be grasped and used by screen reader users, or can only be grasped and used inadequately. Thus, WCAG Success Criterion 4.1.2 (name, role, value) is not met. For older non-accessible documents, which are still exempt from Directive (EU) 2016/2102, no comprehensive change is currently planned. Please let us know if you have difficulties with specific documents. We will prepare the content barrier-free on request and subsequently replace the documents or supplement them with barrier-free alternatives. For new documents, we strive to prepare them barrier-free according to WCAG 2.1 and PDF/UA-compliant before publication.

Preparation of this Accessibility Statement

This statement was prepared on 10 December 2021. The assessment of the website's compliance with the WCAG for the implementation of the requirements of Directive (EU) 2016/2102 took the form of a self-test according to WCAG 2.0 in compliance level AA in December 2021. The home page, an overview page, an article page, the search and the search result were checked. Individual page contents are regularly checked by the web editorial team when new content is published.

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 - we ask you to inform us of these by e-mail. We will review your request and contact you as soon as possible. Please send all communications and suggestions to Please describe the problem and provide us with the URL(s) of the web page or document in question.

Enforcement proceedings

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

Contact form of the complaints office

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 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

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