Accessibility Statement

Leoben Municipality takes great care to ensure the accessibility of its website in accordance with the Styrian Act on Web Access as amended (Steiermärkisches Web-Zugangs-Gesetz, StWZG) to implement Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and the Council of 26 October 2016 on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies (Official Journal L 327, 2/12/2016, p. 1–15).
This Statement of Accessibility applies to the website and its subdomains, and

Status of conformance with requirements

Given the following non-conformities and exceptions, this website is partially compliant with conformance level AA of the “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines – WCAG 2.1” and with the applicable European Standard EN 301 549 V2.1.2 (2018-08) respectively.

Non-accessible content

The content below is not accessible for the reasons stated:

a) Non-conformity with accessibility provisions

There are some cases where the contrast ratio of the bus schedule widget on the Public Buses & Bus on Demand site is too low. This means that WCAG success criterion 1.4.3 (contrast) is only partially met. We are working on solving this problem.

There are no <h1> HTML tags on the start pages of and; they consist of several uniform <h2> HTML tags.

b) Disproportionate effort

Our videos are hosted and published on the YouTube video platform. It is not possible to provide the required audio descriptions for all of these videos, i.e. WCAG success criterion 1.2.5 (audio description recorded) is not met for them. We are of the opinion that solving this problem would mean a disproportionate effort in terms of accessibility provisions.

We strive to provide alternatives for time-based media in text format.

c) The contents are not within the scope of the applicable legislation

Many, predominately older, PDF files are not accessible. Some PDF files are, for example, not tagged, which means that users of screen readers cannot read and use them or can only do so to an insufficient degree. This means that WCAG success criterion 4.1.2 (e.g. name, role, value) is only partially met.
There are currently no major plans in place to change older, non-accessible documents that are not subject to Directive (EU) 2016/2102.

Please let us know if you have problems with specific documents. We will make the content accessible upon request. As far as new documents are concerned, we strive to prepare them to conform with the accessibility requirements of WCAG 2.1 and PDF/UA prior to publication.

Directive (EU) 2016/2102 does not apply to links to third-party content which is beyond the scope of influence of Leoben Municipality. No statement can be made for this third-party content regarding conformity with accessibility regulations.

Preparation of this Statement of Accessibility

This Statement was made on 23 September 2020.

This Statement was last updated on 29 November 2021.

Feedback and contact information

The provisions and services on this website are constantly being improved, exchanged and expanded. Usability and accessibility are a central concern for us when doing so. If you notice any barriers that prevent you from using our website – issues not described in this statement, deficiencies in conformity with accessibility regulations – please let us know by email.

We will review your request and contact you as soon as possible.

Please send your messages, requests and suggestions to with the subject line: “Meldung einer Barriere in der Website” (“Notification of a barrier in the website”). Please describe the problem(s) and quote the URL(s) of the site(s) concerned or of the document(s).


Stadtgemeinde Leoben
Fachbereich Digitale Services

Enforcement proceedings

Complaints with regard to violation of the provisions of Section 1 para. 2, Sections 3 to 4 Steiermärkisches Web-Zugangs-Gesetz (StWZG) are to be submitted to and examined by the Equal Opportunities Officer(s) of the Province of Styria and the local authorities (L-GBG). If the complaint is justified, recommendations for action shall be made and measures will be proposed.


GleichbehandlungsbeauftragteR des Landes und der Gemeinden, Steiermark, L-GBG