DECLARATION ON ACCESSIBILITY

MCI strives to make accessibility to its websites and mobile applications barrier-free in accordance with the Web Accessibility Act (WZG) as amended to implement Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and Council.

This declaration on accessibility applies to the website https://www.mci.edu/.

Status of compatibility with the requirements

This website is partially compliant with Conformance Level AA of the "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Web – WCAG 2.1" or with the applicable European Standard EN 301 549 V2.1.2 (2018-08) due to the following incompatibilities and exceptions.

Non- barrier-free content:

The content listed below is not barrier-free for the following reasons:

1. Incompatibility with the barrier-free regulations:

Our videos are hosted and published on the video platforms YouTube and Vimeo. It is not possible to provide the required audio descriptions for all of these videos.

Some images and graphic elements have none or no suitable alternative text. This contradicts WCAG fulfilment criteria A 1.1.1 and A 2.4.4.
We sensitize users in training courses and point out in our user manuals that new and updated pages meet these fulfilment criteria.
For some elements, the contrast between text and background color is not sufficient. This contradicts WCAG fulfilment criterion AA 1.4.3.
On the main page, these elements will be corrected during the next development cycle. No updates are planned for older pages that are no longer updated and are not required for ongoing administrative procedures.

Some websites contain adjacent links that lead to the same destination. This contradicts WCAG fulfilment criterion A 1.1.1.
Some anchor links have no valid destination. This contradicts WCAG fulfilment criterion A 1.3.1.
Some link texts are too general in context and do not give any indication of the target. This contradicts WCAG fulfilment criterion A 2.4.4.
We sensitize users in training courses and point out in our user manuals that new and updated pages meet these fulfilment criteria.
On some web pages, the same link text is used for different purposes. This contradicts WCAG fulfilment criterion A 2.4.4.
Link text on new and automatically generated pages will be corrected in the next development cycle. No updates are planned for older pages that are no longer updated and are not required for ongoing administrative procedures.

Many, mainly older, PDF documents and office documents are not barrier-free. For example, PDF documents are not tagged in a way that allows them to be captured adequately, or at all, and used by screen reader users. We will strive to make these documents barrier-free as part of the ongoing updates.
Despite our best efforts, problems may occur for users. Please contact us if you encounter a problem that has not been listed.

Some forms have an input field without label or WAI-ARIA attribute. This contradicts WCAG fulfilment criteria A 1.3.1 and A 4.1.2.
Some form elements (such as checkboxes and radio buttons) are not grouped and have no roles assigned to them. This contradicts WCAG fulfilment criteria A 1.3.1 and A 3.3.2.
Some forms are submitted via JavaScript and do not have an alternative submit button. This contradicts WCAG fulfilment criterion A 3.2.2.
These elements will be corrected during the next development cycle.

2. Disproportionate load

For live multimedia content, subtitles and audio description are not provided, as required by WCAG fulfilment criteria AA 1.2.3 and AA 1.2.4. Similarly, no alternative audio description is provided for video (WCAG 1.2.5).

3. The content does not fall within the scope of the applicable laws

None.

Creation of this declaration on accessibility

This declaration was issued on 21.08.2020.
The assessment of the compatibility of the website with the WZG for the implementation of the requirements of the Directive (EU) 2016/2102 was carried out in the form of self-tests according to WCAG 2.1 at conformity level AA in summer 2020. Individual page contents are regularly checked by the web editorial staff when new content is published.

Feedback and contact details

The offers and services on this website are continuously improved, exchanged and expanded. In doing so, usability and accessibility hold great importance to us.
If you notice any barriers that prevent you from using our website - problems that are not described in this statement, shortcomings in terms of compliance with accessibility requirements - please let us know by
E-mail notification.
We will check your request and contact you as soon as possible.
Please send all messages and suggestions to Mag. Tommy Mayr (E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Please describe the problem and provide us with the URL(s) of the affected website or document.

Enforcement procedure

In the case of an unsatisfactory reply from the above-mentioned contact possibility, you can turn to the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) to register a complaint. The FFG accepts complaints electronically via the contact form: https://www.ffg.at/form/kontaktformular-beschwerdestelle

These complaints are examined by the FFG to determine whether they relate to violations of the Web Accessibility Act, in particular, deficiencies in compliance with accessibility requirements.


If the complaint is justified, the FFG must make recommendations for action and propose measures to remedy the existing deficiencies.

Further information on the complaint procedure can be found at: https://www.ffg.at/barrierefreiheit/beschwerdestelle