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Exploring new perspectives

18 - 20 May 2021 / live from Graz, Austria


The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is committed to making its websites and mobile applications accessible, in accordance with the Web-Zugänglichkeits-Gesetz (WZG, BGBl. I. Nr. 59/2019 idgF). This Accessibility Statement applies to https://www.gis2021.com/.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with Conformance Level AA of the “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines – WCAG 2.1”, due to the non-compliances listed below.  

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Success Criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text Content):
    Some images are missing an alternative text (e.g. the camera symbol “Virtual Event”).
  • Success Criterion 1.2.2 (Captions (Prerecorded)):
    On the page “B2B Meetings” the video has automatically generated captions which do not have any punctuation.
  • Success Criterion 1.2.5 (Audio Description (Prerecorded)):
    On the page “B2B Meetings” the information of the last slide of the video (network partners) is only communicated visually.
  • Success Criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships):
    The programmatically determined heading structure does not match the logical structure.
    Visual structures of several pages are not programmatically determined as well: Some lists are not marked up as such (e.g. the events on the page “Agenda”).
    On the page “Privacy Policy” the page is not structured correctly and tables are missing table-headers.
  • Success Criterion 1.4.1 (Use of Color):
    The portrait photos of the speakers are marked with the colors of the event categories – this information is only communicated via color.
  • Success Criterion 1.4.11 (Non-text Contrast):
    In the speaker modals the contrast between the social media icons and the background is too low.
  • Success Criterion 2.1.1 (Keyboard):
    The speaker modals cannot be accessed by keyboard. On the page “Agenda” the filters for the event categories and the arrow toggle buttons in the events cannot be navigated to and activated by keyboard.
  • Success Criterion 2.2.2 (Pause, Stop, Hide):
    There is no possibility to pause the automatically scrolling logos above the footer.
  • Success Criterion 2.4.1 (Bypass Blocks):
    There is no mechanism to bypass blocks (e.g. skip links).
  • Success Criterion 2.4.3 (Focus Order):
    The focus order of the partner logos in the footer does not match the visual order.
    The “back to top” button scrolls the page but keyboard focus is not moved accordingly.
  • Success Criterion 2.4.4 (Link Purpose (In Context)):
    Some links do not have meaningful link texts (e.g. the social media icons in the speaker modals and the arrow in the banner).
  • Success Criterion 2.4.5 (Multiple Ways):
    There is currently only one way to access the sub-pages.
  • Success Criterion 2.4.7 (Focus Visible):
    In the mobile view, the elements of the closed menu can be tabbed to and the focus vanishes. The keyboard focus can be moved behind opened speaker modals and the focus vanishes thereof. In Firefox, the focus is not visible across large parts of the website.
  • Success Criterion 2.5.3 (Label in Name):
    Some logos have alt-texts which do not contain the visible text of the logo.
  • Success Criterion 4.1.1 (Parsing):
    There are some syntax errors according to the W3C Markup Validation Service.
  • Success Criterion 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value):
    The “back to top” button consists of several elements which are not named correctly.
    On the page “Agenda” the elements “Day 1, Day 2 etc.” and “General, Digital Transformation etc.” are buttons but not marked up as such.
    The arrow toggle buttons in the events are not named correctly. The accordion itself is not properly communicated for screen reader users (e.g. the status is not communicated).

Should you need non-accessible content in an accessible format, please contact wzg@ffg.at. We will try to provide the content in an alternative format.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This Statement was prepared on April 22, 2021. 

The statement was prepared based on an assessment carried out by a third party. 

The statement was last reviewed on July 192023 

Feedback and contact information

We are always looking to improve, update, develop and expand the content and services on this website. In this context, we attach great importance to ensuring user-friendliness and accessibility. 

If you experience any problems that make it difficult for you to access and use our website, please notify us by email: 

Austrian Research Promotion Agency, FFG 


We will review your comments and contact you as soon as possible. 

Enforcement Procedure

If the response from the above contact is not satisfactory, you may file a complaint with the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). The FFG accepts complaints filed online via the electronic contact form. 

Contact form of the FFG-ombudsman (German)

The FFG will examine whether the complaint relates to violations of the Web-Zugänglichkeits-Gesetz (WZG), particularly to failure on the part of the federal government or associated institutions to comply with the accessibility requirements.

If the complaint is justified, the FFG will make recommendations for action to the federal government or the legal entities concerned and propose measures designed to remedy the problem. 

Further information on the enforcement procedure (German)

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