Accessibility Statement


FH JOANNEUM makes every effort to ensure that its website is 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 the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies.

This statement on accessibility applies to the website: www.fh-joanneum.at

Compliance with requirements

Due to the following non-conformities and exceptions, this website is partially compliant with conformance level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines - WCAG 2.1 and with the applicable European Standard based on Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Non-accessible content

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

  • The alternative text for images is missing, meaning that this information is not accessible to screen reader users. In future, we will place particular emphasis on adding this alternative text and using training and instructions in our manuals to raise awareness among our editors that new and updated pages must fulfil this success criterion.
  • PDF and Office documents are only partially accessible. An improvement should be achieved through standardised production of documents and targeted training of editors.
  • Not all videos are subtitled. Any new videos should be subtitled.
  • Navigation of the website using a keyboard is only possible to a limited extent. We will tackle this issue during the next stages of development.

This statement has been compiled on the basis of a self-assessment conducted by FH JOANNEUM.


During the relaunch of the website in March 2023, great attention was paid to ensuring an accessible website design. Additional steps are to follow. If you identify any barriers which are not specified in this statement, please let us know by email. Please outline the problem and include the URL(s) of the website page or document to: info@fh-joanneum.at

Enforcement procedure

In the event that the response received from the contact above is not satisfactory, you can make a complaint to the complaints office of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). The FFG accepts complaints electronically via its contact form for complaints concerning digital accessibility.

The complaints will be analysed by the FFG to determine whether they involve violations of the requirements of the Web Accessibility Act, in particular deficiencies in complying with accessibility requirements by the federal government or an institution attributable to it.

If the complaint is deemed to be justified, the FFG will make recommendations for action to the federal government or the legal entities concerned and propose measures to eliminate the deficiencies identified.