The Accessibility Statement

The OeAD-GmbH – Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation (hereinafter referred to as “OeAD-GmbH”) is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Austrian Web Accessibility Act (BGBl. I. Nr. 59/2019 as amended).

This accessibility statement applies to the website

We continuously work on improving the use of the site with the aim of becoming more accessible to persons with special needs, in the firm belief that every person has the right to a dignified, equal and independent life.

The OeAD-GmbH continuously improves user experience by applying relevant accessibility standards according to the Web Content Accessibility Guidance and Standardisation ("WCAG 2.1") of the World Wide Web Consortium's ("W3C") Web Accessibility Initiative ("WAI"), a network that addresses network technologies standardisation.

Degree of compliance

The website complies to the maximum possible extent with the above mentioned Austrian Web Accessibility Act. Most of the requirements of the European standard EN 301 549 V1.1.2 (2015-04) have been fulfilled, with some exceptions.

Accessibility of the website

- the web page was performed in a responsive manner (content representation is customized to the screen resolution)

- there is a link to skip navigation and quickly switch to main content at the beginning of the page for mouse-free navigation (Switch to Master Content)

- the pages have hierarchically structured content (H1>H2>H3 etc.)

- there is a menu with additional accessibility options (black letters on white background, white letters on black/blue background, decrease and increase of the font size on the page, display with a font adapted to people with dyslexia)

- for mouse-free navigation, the focus elements are specially visually marked

- links have “title” tag

- pictures have “alt” tag

Non-accessible content

- YouTube video insertion service is used to display video content.

Iframe method is used to display such video content, which shows the content of the page on the mentioned web page that does not have the same level of accessibility customization. Some video content has no text subtitles.

- Google maps is used to display an interactive folder. Iframe method is used to display such folders, which shows the content of the page on the mentioned web page that does not have the same level of accessibility customization.

- at the bottom of the page are links to page sharing on Facebook social network. These links are displayed using the iframe method which shows the content of other web pages that do not have the same level of accessibility customisation.

- individual .pdf files created by scanning printed documents,

- in accordance with Article 3 of the Austrian Web Accessibility Act, .pdf files published before 23 September 2018 AMEUP qualifies as archive and exempts from the compliance with the mentioned Act.

- the content of the individual subpages originates from third party data sources. Third-party content that is not under the control of the OeAD-GmbH is excluded from the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies, established by Commission Implementing Decision 2018 /1523 on 11 October 2018 ("Directive (EU) 2016/2102") which is basis for the above mentioned Austrian Web Accessibility Act. For this third-party content, for example job offers in "Jobs & Funding", no statement can be made regarding compatibility with accessibility regulations.

Increasing the level of accessibility

The OeAD-GmbH will implement corrective actions to address the problem of inaccessible content of its website to the maximum possible extent and continue to apply the relevant website accessibility standards in line with the W3C recommendations.

Accessibility testing method

This Statement was updated on 30th November 2021 in accordance with the model accessibility statement as defined in the Directive (EU) 2016/2102.

For the preparation of this Statement the following self-assessment method and the accessibility testing method were used: 'axe DevTools - Web Accessibility Testing' and 'WAVE® Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool'.

Feedback and contact information

The offers and services on this website are constantly being improved, exchanged and expanded. In doing so, usability and accessibility are of great concern to us.

If you notice any barriers that prevent you from using our website, 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 us at info(at) with the subject "Reporting a barrier on the website". Please describe the problem and provide us with the URL(s) of the affected website or document.


OeAD-GmbH – Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation


Enforcement procedure

In the case of unsatisfactory responses from the above contact option, you may contact the Complaints Office of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency with Limited Liability (FFG) by means of a complaint. The FFG accepts complaints electronically via the contact form of the Complaints Office.

Complaints will be examined by the FFG to determine whether they relate to violations of the requirements of the Austrian Web Accessibility Act, in particular deficiencies in compliance with accessibility requirements, by the federal government or an institution attributable to it.

If the complaint is justified, the FFG must issue recommendations for action to the legal entities concerned and propose measures to eliminate the deficiencies.

Further information on the complaint procedure