Accessibility Statement

Statement on Accessibility

The Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) is committed to ensuring accessibility of the website of the Austrian Board for Radioactive Waste Management in compliance with the Web Accessibility Act (WZG) as amended for the implementation of 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 of 2 Dec. 2016, p. 1).

This accessibility statement is for the website


Requirements compliance status

On account of the incompatibilities and exclusions listed below, this website is partly compatible with compliance level AA of the 'Web Content Accessibility Guidelines - WCAG 2.1' and with the applicable 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.  incompatibility with the Web Accessibility Act (WZG) for the implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/2102: The webpages and the PDF documents created in 2021 are fully compliant with compliance level AA. Only older PDF documents that no longer fall within the present scope are not fully accessible. See c)
  2.  Disproportionate burden: Screen reader users may have trouble accessing the search suggestions automatically made by the search engine. This is because we have no control of the open-source software used and on account of the issues some screen readers have with combined text input/dropdown boxes. Use of the suggestions is not absolutely necessary for the search. An alternative would be to directly access the search results by entering the search term and starting the search engine.
  3. The content does not fall within the scope of the applicable legislation: Older PDF documents created before September 2018 are not fully accessible. Tables on the website, for example, are difficult to access due to the lack of table headers; in some sections, tags for lists are not correctly nested; the contrast used in some of the graphic design is insufficient. The next time we update the documents, we intend to replace the PDF documents with accessible versions.

Drafting this statement on accessibility

This statement was drafted on 13 May 2021.

The website's compliance with the Web Accessibility Act (WZG) for the implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/2102 was assessed by the external service provider Pixel Melange, Ing. Jürgen Bartl ( using an accessibility analysis based on WCAG 2.1 compliance level AA during development of the website in April 2021. All the website's basic functions and extensive random samples of the content were tested. A screen reader was used to test the navigation function and content accessibility based on random samples.


Feedback and contact details

During the development of this website, accessibility was a primary focus. Should you become aware of any barriers preventing you from using our website – issues not described in this Statement, a lack of compliance with the accessibility requirements – please get in touch with us using the contact details below to reports these. We will review your enquiry and get back to you as soon as possible.



Enforcement procedure

If you are not satisfied with a response from the contact provided above, you can file a complaint with the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) using the contact details provided above. The FFG accepts complaints submitted electronically using the contact form.
Contact form for the complaints desk (Website FFG)

FFG reviews the complaints and checks whether they relate to violations of the requirements set forth by the Web Accessibility Act (WZG), particularly to any lack of compliance by the federal government or any affiliated institution with the accessibility requirements.

If the complaint is justified, the FFG will suggest courses of action or measures that the federal government or the affected legal entities can implement to remedy the indicated deficiencies.

For further information on the complaints procedure go to (Website FFG)