Checking accessibility – Information to be provided according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

  • Last modified on: 02.02.2023
  • Approved by: Ulf Busch
  • Responsible for content: Rainer Jantscher
  • Editing and design: IT Communications & Marketing

The Zentraler Informatikdienst (ZID) provides employees of the University of Vienna who are responsible for web contents with the Checking Accessibility service. The service automatically checks a website’s accessibility. This way, the University of Vienna is taking an important step to comply with legal accessibility requirements. The Checking Accessibility service is based on the (software-as-a-service) cloud service axe Monitor, which is provided by the Netherlands-based company Deque Systems Europe B.V. The service is run on Amazon Web Services systems in Europe.

The authentication for the Checking Accessibility service is done on the website of Deque. For this, Deque stores the following data in encrypted form:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • u:account UserID
  • E-mail address

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Article 6, para. 1, subparas. b and f of the GDPR.

Otherwise, the general Data Protection Declaration of the University of Vienna applies in this regard.