Accessibility Statement of the Austrian Court of Audit

The Austrian Court of Audit (ACA) is committed to making its websites accessible according to the requirements of the Web Accessibility Act (Web-Zugänglichkeits-Gesetz). This accessibility statement applies to the website rechnungshof.gv.at. This website is largely compliant with the level AA conformance standards of the "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 – WCAG 2.1".

Non-compliance with the Web Accessibility Act

The ACA home page features an explanatory video “The ACA in a Nutshell”. You can find the transcript here: link to the video with the transcript "The ACA in a Nutshell".  

The episodes of "Trust: The ACA Podcast" are also available as transcripts.  

The ACA has furthermore published an interactive graph on the Federation's equity interests in companies. This graph was prepared based on the findings of the ACA’s report "Federal Companies, volume Federation 2020/12".  If you have detailed questions on this interactive graph, do not hesitate to call the ACA’s Department for Planning, Development and Communicationat at +43 1 711 71 8620 or to write an email to info(AT)rechnungshof.gv.at.

In some cases, the ACA also publishes documents of third parties on its website – such as the accountability reports or sets of figures and financial statements in the Report on the Federal Financial Statements. The ACA does not have any influence on the accessibility of documents developed by third parties.  

The preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 2 March 2020 and is being continuously adapted.

The evaluation of the website’s compliance with the Austrian Web Accessibility Act, transposing the Directive (EU) 2016/2102, was carried out via an accessibility evaluation in January 2020 by an external service provider according to WCAG 2.1 Level A and AA conformance standard. 11 templates of the relevant web application were assessed. After another evaluation in early 2021 by the external service provider,  further adaptations were made to ensure accessibility. Further, regular evaluations are to follow.

Feedback and contact information

The ease of use and accessibility of the website content is of central importance to the ACA. The website is therefore adapted on an ongoing basis. We are grateful for any feedback should you encounter barriers and defects of our website. Please describe them to us ideally via mail at info(AT)rechnungshof.gv.at.

Enforcement procedure

If you are not satisfied with the answers you receive from the contact given above, you can complain to the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH; FFG). The FFG accepts complaints sent through the contact form on its website.

Contact form of the complaints body 

Complaints are examined by the FFG to establish whether they refer to infringements against the provisions of the Web Accessibility Act, in particular to deficits in compliance with 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 legal entity concerned and propose measures that contribute towards eliminating the existing deficiencies.

You can find further information on the complaints procedure at https://www.ffg.at/barrierefreiheit/beschwerdestelle.