Accessibility Statement

The accessibility of is of great importance to us. The information on our website should therefore be accessible to all users, regardless of the technical specificities of their devices, security settings or personal handicaps.

Umweltbundesamt Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (UBA-GmbH) – Environment Agency Austria is committed to taking appropriate measures to make this website compliant with the current version of the Web Accessibility Law ( Web-Zugänglichkeits-Gesetz, WZG), the Austrian law transposing Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 on the accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies (OJ L 327 of 2.12.2016, p. 1) into national legislation.

This accessibility statement applies to the website

Compliance status

Due to the following inconsistencies and exceptions, the website is partially compliant with Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) and with the current European standard EN 301 549 V2.1.2 (2018-08).

Non accessible content:

The content listed below is non accessible for the following reasons:

  1. a) Non-conformity with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

After running an Test with Wave report tool the following content on the website has been identified as not compliant with WCAG 2.1:

  • The color contrast of some elements is not sufficient
  • Language attribute “me-ME” for Montenegrin language does not have a distinct ISO language code, but is represented by several other codes

Creation of this web accessibility statement

This statement was created on 4th August, 2023.

The conformity of this website with the Web Accessibility Law (WZG, Web-Zugänglichkeits-Gesetz) was evaluated following an external test of the website with the Wave report tool, which was carried out in August 2023 in accordance with the requirements of EU Directive 2016/2102 at the WCAG 2.1 AA level of conformity. Content on individual pages is checked regularly by web content editors when new content is published.

Feedback and Contact Information

The content of this website is constantly being updated, replaced and extended. Web accessibility and usability are always a matter of great concern to us.

Should you encounter any barriers that stop you from using our website and that are not addressed in this statement, e.g. any shortcomings in compliance with the accessibility requirements, please notify us using the contact details provided below.

We will get back to you as soon as possible after checking your enquiry.


Enforcement procedure

Should you not be satisfied with our response, you can file a complaint and contact the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). The FFG accepts complaints that are submitted electronically using the following contact form: contact form

Complaints processed by the FFG are usually about potential violations of the Web Accessibility Law (Web-Zugänglichkeits-Gesetz, WZG), most notably shortcomings in compliance with the requirements of web accessibility that are identified on websites of Austrian public sector bodies or any institutions that belong to them. Should your complaint be justified, the FFG will formulate recommendations for action to be carried out by the party concerned and suggest measures to remedy the existing shortcomings.

You can find further information on how to file complaints here: Austrian Research Promotion Agency