The alpha+ Gemeinnützige Stiftung des Wissenschaftsfonds FWF (short alpha+) is committed to making its website accessible in accordance with the Web Accessibility Act (WZG) as amended, transposing the Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and the Council of 26 October 2016 on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies (OJ L 327 of 2 December 2016, p. 1)
This accessibility statement applies to the alpha+ website www.alphaplusstiftung.at.
The website www.alphaplusstiftung.at is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 Level AA conformance standard (WCAG 2.1) and with the harmonised European standard EN 301 549 V2.1.2 (2018-08).
The preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement is a self-assessment and was drawn up on 09 November 2020. The statement was last reviewed on 09 November 2020.
The evaluation of the website’s compliance with the Austrian Web Accessibility Act (WZG), transposing the Directive (EU) 2016/2102, was carried out in the form of an accessibility evaluation in October 2020 by two certified web accessibility experts from the gugler brand & digital agency according to WCAG 2.1, Level A and AA. Eight important subpages with all available templates and functionalities of the website were checked. The content of individual pages is regularly checked by the website editing team or, when new material is published, with the WAVE tool.
Feedback and contact information
The offer and services on this website are improved, changed, and extended on an ongoing basis. Its ease of use and accessibility are of great importance to us.
The alpha+’s web content should be accessible to as many users as possible, regardless of technology or ability. We would be grateful for any feedback should you encounter barriers or shortcomings during use. If any of the information is insufficiently accessible to you, please contact us at: hello(at)alphaplusstiftung.at.
Our team will look into the matter and make the desired information accessible accordingly in a timely manner.
If you are not satisfied with the answers you receive from the contact given above, you can complain to the Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (FFG) (Austrian Agency for the Promotion of Research). The FFG accepts complaints sent via its website: www.ffg.at/barrierefreiheit/kontakt-beschwerdestelle
Complaints are examined by the FFG to establish whether they refer to infringements against the provisions of the Web Accessibility Act, and particularly to deficits in adherence to the requirement for accessibility on the part of the Federal Government or one of its agencies. If the complaint is justified, the FFG has to issue recommendations for action to the Federal Government or the agency in question and propose measures which would contribute towards eliminating the existing deficiencies. Further information on the enforcement procedure (in German): www.ffg.at/barrierefreiheit/beschwerdestelle