Barrier-free accessibility

Upper Austrian Research GmbH

Hafenstraße 47-51, 4020 Linz
Bauteil B, Stiege 2, 1. Stock



Declaration of barrier-free accessibility

Upper Austrian Research GmbH makes every effort to provide barrierfree access to its website in accordance with the Web Accessibility Directive and implement Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament. This declaration of accessibility applies to the website of the Upper Austrian Research GmbH:

Status of compliance with the directive

This website is partially compliant with conformity level AA of the "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Web - WCAG 2.1" according to the applicable harmonised European standard "European Standard EN 301 549 V2.1.2 (2018-08)" due to the following incompatibilities. The exceptions are listed below.  

Contents that are not accessible barrier-free

The content listed below - in case they are used on the website - is not accessible barrier-free for the following reasons:

a) Incompatibility with the Web Accessibility Directive (EU) 2016/2102

  • Some images do not have alternative text, so this information is not accessible to screen reader users. In such a case, WCAG success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content) is not met. All new images are published together with alternative texts.
  • Some videos do not have subtitles, which means that spoken content is not unavailable to deaf users. In such a case, WCAG success criterion 1.2.2 (subtitles provided) is not met.
  • File formats (PDF-documents) are not barrier-free or only to a limited extent. For example, PDF documents are not tagged, so that screen reader users cannot, or only  to a limited extend. In such a case, WCAG success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role, value) is not met.
  • When links open new windows, this behavior is not always indicated by the Tooltip "Opens in a new window".

Please notify us if you discover any problems with particular contents on this website. We try to make them available to you in a barrier-free way.

Creation of this declaration of barrier-free accessibility

This declaration was compiled on 03.07.2023. The assessment of the compliance of the websites with the requirements of Directive (EU) 2016/2102 was carried out by a third party to assess the basic components of each website in accordance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines WCAG 2.0 AA. All pages necessary for the general usage where subject of the test such as home page, content pages, news page, event page, search, contact, formulars, etc.

Feedback notification and contact details

The content and services on these websites are improved, exchanged and expanded continuously. We focus on ease of use and accessibility during these developments. If you discover any barriers that prevent you from using our websites - especially problems that are not described in this declaration - please notify us.

We will check your notification and contact you as soon as possible.

Please send all notifications and suggestions to with the subject "Notification of barrier in the website". Please describe the problem in detail and provide us with the URL(s) of the relevant website or documents.


Upper Austrian Research GmbH
Hafenstraße 47-51
4020 Linz
Telefon: +43-732-9015-5600

Remedial process

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive relating to the feedback notification option mentioned above, you can submit a complaint to the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). The FFG accepts complaints electronically via the contact form below

Complaint contact form

FFG examines complaints to determine whether they relate to violations of the Web Accessibility Directive, in particular in terms of failure to comply with accessibility requirements, by the Austrian government or one of its institutions. If the complaint is justified, the FFG makes recommendations for action to the Austrian government or its legal representatives and proposes measures to remedy the barriers.

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