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Accessibility statement

Declaration on Accessibility

The Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety GmbH (AGES) endeavors to make its website barrier-free accessible in accordance with the Web Accessibility Act (WZG) as amended to implement the Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of October 26 2016 on barrier-free access to the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies (Official Journal L 327, 2.12.2016, p. 1).

This accessibility statement applies to the website https://covid19-dashboard.ages.at

Status of compliance with the requirements

This website is fully compliant with compliance level AA of the "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Web - WCAG 2.1" according to the applicable harmonized European standard "European Standard EN 301 549 V2.1.2 (2018-08)".

Non-accessible content

Currently, there is no known non-compliant content. During the development process, all known barriers at the time of the accessibility analysis were fixed.

All information conveyed via graphics was made accessible in parallel in tabular form. The tables can be limited in time, similar to the graphics. The interactive graphics are hidden for screen readers; tables and filters are accessible as a complete alternative and can be operated via keyboard and screen reader. All graphical navigation functions (interactive map of Austria) are completely available in parallel in list-/text-form.

The dashboard was revised in October 2021, among other things an additional interactive graphic was integrated: "Age group-specific 7-day incidence". This graph can be filtered by age group, in addition to time limitation. In the table below the graph, the data for the age groups is shown separately in separate table columns. As with the other data tables on the website, the table too can be filtered barrier-free via a “select field” by limiting the observation period.

Creation of this accessibility statement

This statement was created on June 28, 2021.

The statement was last updated on November 2, 2021.

As part of ongoing revisions, in October 2021, a reassessment of WCAG AA compliance was conducted.

The assessment of the website's compliance with the WCAG for the implementation of the requirements of Directive (EU) 2016/2102 was carried out by an accessibility analysis according to WCAG 2.1 Conformity Level AA by the external service provider Pixel Melange Ing. Jürgen Bartl [pixel-melange.com]. The process accompanying the development included several enhancement steps from February to June 2021, a re-examination took place in October 2021. All dashboard functions were checked on desktop and mobile devices, with additional random checks with a screen reader as well as a separately conducted screen reader user test as an evaluation. All accessibility issues found in the analysis were fixed through a quality assurance process.

Some pages of the service are externally linked to the main AGES website. This website was not part of the analysis.

PDF files are not available on the website. A link in the explanations leads to a PDF file of an external website (sozialministerium.at). This file was also not part of the analysis.

Feedback and contact details

During the development of this website, great attention was paid to barrier-free design. However, if you notice any barriers that prevent you from using our website – problems that are not described in this statement, deficiencies with regard to compliance with the accessibility requirements – we ask you to report them to us at the contact below.

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

Contact: covid19-dashboard@ages.at

Enforcement Procedure

If you do not receive a satisfactory response from the contact above, you may contact the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), a limited liability company, by means of a complaint. The FFG accepts complaints via the contact form electronically.

Contact form of the complaints office [ffg.at]

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

If the complaint is justified, the FFG shall make recommendations for actions to the federal government or the legal entities concerned and propose measures to eliminate the deficiencies in question.

Further information on the complaint procedure [ffg.at]