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1. Statement on Accessibilty

Via donau - Österreichische Wasserstraßen-Gesellschaft mbH endeavours to ensure that its websites comply with the Web Accessibility Act as amended to implement the Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies (Official Gazette, L 327 from 2.12.2016, p. 1)

This accessibility statement applies to the following website:


2. Status of compatibility with requirements

Due to the following incompatibilities and exceptions, this website is partially compatible with conformity level AA of the "Guidelines for Barrier-Free Web Content Web - WCAG 2.1" or with the applicable European standard EN 301 549 V2.1.2 (2018-08).

In general, the website achieves a high level of accessibility.


3. Non-accessible conten

The contents listed below are not accessible for the following reasons:

  1. Incompatibility with the accessibility regulations
    • Infrequent and less relevant problems with a few test samples in the direction of keyboard operability, focus visibility, and labels.
  2. Disproportionate burden
    • if applicable, video subtitles and transcripts from externally integrated videos
    • if applicable, older PDF documents
    • Interactive maps
  3. The contents do not fall within the scope of the applicable legal provisions
    • If applicable, contents from third parties that are not within viadonau’s sphere of influence, e.g. externally imported content
    • if applicable, older PDF documents
    • see current version (in German) § 2 (3) especially a) b) d) e) j)


4. Creation of Statement on Accessibility

Creation date: This statement was created on 19. August 2020.

Template for the statement: MODEL ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

Evaluation on the web accessibility: Manual and automatized accessibility evaluation by an external consultancy evaluating 13 samples from the website (21.5.2019, PDF 43 pages). The website was adapted subsequently to remove accessibility barriers (with exception of these already described within this statement).

The declaration was last checked on 19. August 2020.


5. Feedback and contact details for complaints

In case you find barriers on our website (in addition to those already described in this statement), we ask you to report these barriers via e-mail to:

Mag. Deniza Staewa

Our editorial team will check your report and, if necessary, correct the reported deficiencies.


6. Enforcement

If the answers to the above contact option are unsatisfactory, you can submit a complaint to the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung, FFG). The FFG receives complaints electronically using the contact form underneath:

Contact form of complaints office (in German)

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 that can be assigned to it.

If the complaint is justified, the FFG has to make recommendations for action to the federal government or the legal entities concerned and to propose measures to remedy the deficiencies.

Further information on the complaints office (in German)