Accessibility Statement

Information for visiting the Angewandte Festival 2024

The Angewandte tries to make the festival and especially the guided tours more accessible. Here you will find information on the accessibility of buildings and the program offerings. Below is the accessibility statement for the digital offerings of the Angewandte Festival.

Buildings, Entrances, and Elevators

Our buildings are mostly accessible, with a few exceptions at Georg-Coch-Platz 2 (formerly Postsparkasse). For this building, the wheelchair-accessible entrance is located at Wiesingerstraße 4. Additionally, during the festival, some rooms may have limited accessibility due to temporary exhibition architecture. Elevators are available at all locations, but not all have a minimum width of 130 cm. Our staff at the respective info points or our porters are happy to assist.


Accessible toilets are available in all buildings and are clearly marked. They can also be requested at our info point (Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz) or from our porters.

Program Offerings & Interpreted Tours

Certain program points will be simultaneously translated into sign language, and there are some guided tours in simple language. We look forward to prior contact if specific support is needed:


Additional wheelchairs are not available.


Seating options (with and without armrests) are available. If not installed, they can be requested.

Assistance Dogs:

Assistance dogs are welcome at all locations.


Angewandte Festival (

Veronika Merklein (


Programs are mostly held in German and/or English. Sign language interpretation (ÖGS) is not available outside marked events. We strive to incorporate rules of plain language.

Accessible Websites:

The Angewandte Festival website ( has an accessibility statement and is therefore WCAG compliant, rated A or AA.

Accessibility Statement – ​​current status of digital accessibility


The entire Angewandte Festival website can currently be accessed barrier-free via keyboard. Operation via screen reader and thus the AA classification is planned for the future, more about this under “Accessibility goals”.

Requirements According to WCAG 2.1

One of the requirements for conformance levels A and AA according to WCAG 2.1 is providing alternatives for image, audio, and video content. Due to the abundance of our content and its creators, as well as our limited resources in the editorial department, we are currently unable to provide all of these alternatives.

Detailed Listing of the Status of Criteria for Level A Conformance

  • Fulfilled

    •    1.3.1 Info and Relationships

    •    1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence

    •    1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics

    •    1.4.1 Use of Color

    •    2.1.1 Keyboard

    •    2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap

    •    2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide

    •    2.4.1 Avoid Blocks

    •    2.4.2 Pages are titled

    •    2.4.3 Focus Order

    •    2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context)

    •    2.5.2 Cancel pointer 

    •    2.5.3 Label in Name

    •    3.1.1 Language of Page

    •    3.2.1 On Focus

    •    3.2.2 On Input

    •    3.3.2 Labels or Instructions

    •    4.1.1 Syntax Analysis

    •    4.1.2 Name, Role, Value

  • Partially fulfilled

    • 1.1.1 Non-text Content (not fulfilled in the content created by students)

  • Failed 

    •    1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (pre-recorded)

    •    1.2.2 Captions (pre-recorded)

    •    1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (pre-recorded)

  • Not Applicable for the Website

    •   1.4.2 Audio Control

    •    2.1.4 Character Key Shortcuts

    •    2.2.1 Timing Adjustable

    •    2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold

    •    2.5.1 Pointer Gestures

    •    2.5.4 Motion Actuation

    •    3.3.1 Error Identification

Detailed Listing of the Status of Criteria for Level AA Conformance

  • Fulfilled

    • 1.3.4 Display orientation

    • 1.3.5 Idenfity Input Purpose

    • 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum)

    • 1.4.4 Resize Text

    • 1.4.10 Reflow

    • 1.4.11 Non-Text-Contrast

    • 1.4.12 Text Spacing

    • 1.4.13 Content on Hover or Focus

    • 2.4.6 Headings and Labels

    • 2.4.7 Focus Visible

    • 3.2.3 Consistent Navigation

    • 3.2.4 Consistent Identification

  • Partly fulfilled

    • 1.4.5 Images of Text (not fulfilled in the content created by students)

    • 2.4.5 Multiple Ways (not fulfilled for main navigation)

  • Failed 

    • 3.1.2 Language of Parts

  • Not Applicable for the Website

    • 1.2.4 Captions (Live)

    • 1.2.5 Audio Description (pre-recorded)

    • 3.3.3 Error Suggestion

    • 3.3.4 Legal, Financial, Data Errors

    • 4.1.3 Status Messages

Digital Accessibility Goals

In addition to achieving AA compatibility through meeting certain criteria, we have planned improvements for accessibility in the future. These include (in addition to addressing missing criteria for standard compatibility) the following steps, primarily focused on enhancing the experience for screen reader users:

  • Optimizing reading order for screen readers

  • Adding ARIA landmarks for homepage, layout, and desktop

  • Incorporating descriptive, visually hidden text for landmark elements

  • Enhancing links to individual articles (works)

    •    Optimizing content order

    •    Adding annotations

  • Improving language presentation

    •    Describing abbreviations such as VZA

    •    Providing annotations for addresses

    •    Adding annotations for status "Completed"

    •    Including annotations for exhibition date and time

  • HTML validation