As a public sector body, the Faculty of Geotechnical Engineering has to ensure the accessibility of its network locations according to the Law on the Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies of the Republic of Croatia (OG 17/19), which was passed on 23rd September 2019. This Law represents the implementation of the EU Directive 2016/2102 issued by the EU Parliament and by the Council for the Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies.
This Accessibility statement refers to the official website www.gfv.unizg.hr.
The webpage www.gfv.unizg.hr is partly adjusted to the Law on the Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies. Most requirements imposed by the European Norm EN 301 549 V1.1.2 (2015-04) have been fulfilled, with some exceptions.
The four principles of the Law on the Accessibility are: Perceivable, Operable, Understandable and Robust. The following content parts represent an exception to it:
Because of the dynamics of the homepage, screen readers used by the blind do not always display content in the same way.
Areas activated by a mouse movement, either textual or in a form of icons, are not big enough for users with motor difficulties. Browsing in a full screen search engine is not possible without pressing the key ENTER, whereas in individual block finders it is possible.
Links in page footers become visible only when a mouse moves over them.
In the web browser of Internet Explorer a page content always looks the same to screen readers, but in other browsers the content is not always shown in the same way.
Raising the level of accessibility
The Faculty will implement corrective actions in order to effectively solve the problems concerning the inaccessibility to the content of its website after an employee has been trained to make, manage and maintain the content of the website and mobile applications in compliance with the Law on the Accessibility. The training will be provided by the Central State Office for the Development of the Digital Society together with the State School for Public Administration, the Information Commissioner and a central national organization for the disabled.
Preparation of the Accessibility statement
The Statement was prepared on 23rd September 2019 in compliance with the Accessibility Statement Template, which is in line with the EU Directive 2016/2102 issued by the EU Parliament and by the Council for the Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies. The Directive was established by the EU committee decision 2018/1523 made on 11th November 2018. In order to prepare this Statement an assessment method in the form of accessibility testing has been used.
Accessibility testing has been carried out by using WAWE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool.
The following operating systems, web browsers and mobile device have been tested: MS Win10, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, iPhone XS iOS Safari. The following assistive equipment has been used during the testing: screen reader NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) 2019, screen reader Jaws 2019, VoiceOver, an on-screen keyboard.
Feedback and contact
All inquiries concerning the accessibility of the Faculty website can be sent in the following ways:
phone: +385 42 408 901
telefax: +385 42 313 587
post: Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Geotehnički fakultet, Hallerova aleja 7, 42000 Varaždin
The Faculty has to respond to a user`s inquiry, a notice or a request within 15 days from the day on which they have been received. Within the same time period the Faculty has to give a user a detailed explanation about the reasons for the delay and it has to inform them about an additional deadline within which it will respond to their notice or a request.
A body which is in charge of monitoring the compatibility of websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies with accessibility requests and which supervises the implementation of the Law on the Accessibility is the Information Commissioner of the Republic of Croatia.
In case users get unsatisfactory responds to their inquiries concerning the accessibility of theses websites, they can contact the Information Commissioner by dialing the following phone number:+385 1 4609 041 or by sending an e-mail to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.