Accessibility declaration

The University College of Teacher Education Styria endeavours to make its website accessible in accordance with the national legislation implementing Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

This declaration on accessibility applies to the website

Status of compliance with the requirements
This website is partially compliant with conformance level AA of the “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Web – WCAG 2.1” due to the following incompatibilities and exceptions.

The following content is not accessible for the following reasons:

  1. Incompatibility with accessibility regulations.
    For technical reasons, the alternative text for banners is currently missing, meaning that this information is not accessible for screen reader users. This means that the WCAG success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content) is not fulfilled. We are endeavouring to rectify this in the next relaunch of the website.
    There is a fly-in on the homepage of the website whose information is not accessible to screen reader users. This means that WCAG success criterion 1.2.1 (pure audio and video content) is not met. The fly-in is purely promotional information and all relevant content is accessible via links on the homepage.
  2. Unreasonable burden
    It is not possible to provide the required audio descriptions for all videos published on our website. This means that WCAG success criterion 1.2.5 (audio description recorded) is not met. We are of the opinion that a general correction would represent a disproportionate burden in terms of accessibility regulations. If there is a specific need – in particular for use in teaching – we will endeavour to provide videos with audio description.
  3. The content does not fall within the scope of the applicable legal provisions
    Some, mainly older PDF documents and Office documents are not accessible. For example, PDF documents are not tagged so that they cannot be recognised and used by screen reader users, or only to an insufficient extent. This means that WCAG success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role, value) is not fulfilled.
    Please let us know if you have difficulties with specific documents. We will make the content accessible on request and then replace the documents or add accessible alternatives. For new documents, we endeavour to make them accessible in accordance with WCAG 2.1 and PDF/UA-compliant before publication.

Publication of non-accessible documents, such as print versions, will be labelled as such.
The content and applications of e-learning and video conferencing platforms that can be accessed via the PHSt website are not under the control of the PHSt. However, the PHSt endeavours to use only those platforms whose applications meet the accessibility criteria. In the event of problems in this regard, we will be happy to forward these to the respective providers and will be happy to advise and support you in the use of alternative systems.
Third-party content from external lecturers that is not within the sphere of influence of the University College of Teacher Education Styria is excluded from Directive (EU) 2016/2102. No statement can be made regarding the compatibility of this third-party content with accessibility regulations.

Preparation of this declaration on accessibility
This declaration was created on 10.01.2024.

Feedback and contact
The offers and services on this website are constantly being improved, exchanged and expanded. Usability and accessibility are very important 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 enquiry and contact you as soon as possible.
Please send all messages and suggestions to with the subject “Report a barrier on the website”. Please describe the problem and provide us with the URL(s) of the affected webpage or document.

Please contact
University College of Teacher Education Styria
Centre for Communication and Public Relations

Enforcement procedure

In the event of unsatisfactory responses from the above contact option, you can contact the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) by means of a complaint. The FFG accepts complaints electronically via the contact form.

Link to the complaint form:

These complaints are examined by the FFG to determine whether they relate to violations of the provisions of the Web Accessibility Act, in particular deficiencies in compliance with the accessibility requirements, by the federal government or an organisation attributable to it.
If the complaint is justified, the FFG must issue recommendations for action to the federal government or the legal entities concerned and propose measures to remedy the deficiencies in question.

Further information on the complaints procedure

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