In recent months, the websites of several renowned public and university institutions and larger companies have been awarded the WACA seal of certification. This shows that the market has recognised the importance of an official certificate for digital accessibility and that public institutions subject to the Austrian Web Accessibility Act (WZG) in particular are having their websites tested and certified by an independent body. In the course of the often complex certification process, websites are significantly improved in terms of accessibility. The WACA certificate thus also helps to make the Internet generally more user-friendly and accessible to everyone.
Congratulations to those responsible, but especially to the developers! Here is a list of the recipients:
- AIT Austrian Institute of Technology - Austria’s largest non-university research institution.
- Healthy Austria Fund (FGÖ) – a division of Gesundheit Österreich GmbH
- Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien) - first university in Austria to be awarded in WACA Silver
- Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) – first university in Austria a WACA certificate
- IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems – first University of Applied Sciences in Austria to be certified by the new certification body TÜV Austria
- Austrian Study Grant Authority stipendium.at - a highly digitalised authority
- ÖBB Nightjet – night train of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)
- ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG oebb.at – certifyed in 2019, now recertified for the next 3 years
The first WACA Gold certificates were also awarded to:
- Austrian Association in Support of the Blind and Visually Impaired – the largest self-help organisation for visually impaired people in Austria.
- "Kraft-Rucksack" – Ninlil association for women who have experienced violence, especially for women with disabilities.
- Patient Ombudsman of the Medical Association of Vienna – information and contact point for complaints and conflicts with doctors and health care facilities.
We are happy to see this list grow. Here you can find all the WACA certificates already awarded.