Declaration on Accessibility

The Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) endeavours to make their websites accessible in a barrier-free manner in accordance with the legal requirements.

This declaration on accessibility applies to the website https://www.railindustry.at/.

The legal basis for this declaration is the Web Accessibility Act (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 (Official Journal L 327, 2.12.2016, p. 1).

Status of compatibility with the requirements

This website is partially compliant with the guidlines for accessible web content.
The underlying criteria are based on Conformance Level AA of the "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Web - WCAG 2.1" and the applicable European Standard EN 301 549 V2.1.2 (2018-08).

Non-accessible contents

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

  • Non-text Content
    Some form control elements have no associated labels.
    Why is this important?
    Associating a meaningful label with every UI control allows the browser and assistive technology to expose and announce the control to a user. Associating a visible label also provides a larger clickable area.
     
  • Info and Relationships
    Checkbox input and some others are not grouped together.
    Why is this important?
    Grouping related checkboxes enables assistive technology to convey the group relationship to users.
     
  • Contrast (Minimum)
    Text contrast is too low.
    Why is this important?
    When text and its background colors have less than a 4.5 to 1 contrast ratio it can be difficult for people with moderately low vision to read the text without a contrast-enhancing technology. For larger text of 18 point or more, or bold 14 point text, the text and background colors must give at least a 3 to 1 contrast ratio.
     
  • Bypass Blocks
    Multiple elements in navigation do not have unique labels.
    Why is this important?
    When there multiple elements of navigation role on a page, they must have unique labels that clearly describe their purpose. This helps people who use assistive technologies to quickly understand and navigate to each navigation region.
     
  • Name, Role, Value
    Some form control elements have no associated labels.
    Why is this important?
    Associating a meaningful label with every UI control allows the browser and assistive technology to expose and announce the control to a user. Associating a visible label also provides a larger clickable area.

The contents identified will be corrected soon.

Creation of this declaration on accessibility

This declaration was created on January 19, 2021.

Feedback and contact details

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.

New page contents are regularly checked by the web editorial staff upon publication.
If you notice any barriers that prevent you from using our website - problems that are not described in this statement or shortcomings with regard to compliance with accessibility requirements - 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 i4@bmk.gv.at with the subject "Reporting a barrier on the website https://www.railindustry.at/". Please describe the problem and provide us with the URL(s) of the affected website or document.

Enforcement procedures

In case of unsatisfactory answers from the above-mentioned contact possibility, you can contact the Austrian Research Promotion Agency with Limited Liability (FFG) by means of a complaint. The FFG will receive your concerns electronically via the contact form of the complaints office.

The complaints will be examined by FFG to determine whether they relate to violations of the Web Accessibility Act, in particular deficiencies in compliance with accessibility requirements, by the federal government or an institution assigned 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 existing deficiencies.

Further information on the appeal procedure