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Website Accessibility Statement

Fachhochschule Dortmund - University of Applied Sciences and Arts is committed to ensure accessibility to its website and digital publications in accordance with the EU Directive 2016/2102.

We document the implementation status in compliance with the Federal Ordinance on the Creation of Accessible Information Technology in accordance with the North Rhine-Westphalia Act on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (BITVNRW).

Current status of compliance with the accessibility requirements

This website is party compliant with the EU Directive 2016/2102.

Verification method: Self-assessment

Creation of the website: 09.06.2020
The self-assessment is carried out by the Department of University IT, Content Management. The test steps of the BITV test are used for the evaluation. A list of the test steps can be found at bitvtest.de(Opens in a new tab) .

Last complete test of all test steps: 01.03.2021
Next complete test of all test steps: probably 12/2022
The website and its content are also regularly checked for accessibility and improved by the "Accessibility in Technology and Administration" office, located in the University IT Department, Content Management Division. The Siteimprove monitoring system is also used for this purpose. Siteimprove enables automated monitoring and control of accessibility on the fh-dortmund.de website.

The review by Siteimprove takes place every 5 days.

Non-accessible content

The following content embedded on the website of Fachhochschule Dortmund does not fully meet the current accessibility standards:

  • PDF documents: Due to the large quantity, not all of the PDF files available could be converted into an accessible format to date. We will update them gradually.
  • Videos: As of now, we are not able to offer audio description for all videos available on our website. We are still working on that.

Accessible alternatives:

Feedback and contact

You can report non-compliance regarding accessibility and request information on content excluded from the guideline.

Section Contentmanagement
Barbara Kotzulla
E-Mail: webmasterfh-dortmundde  
Phone: +49 231 9112-8452

Please include the key word “accessibility” in your e-mail and specify which contents you are referring to along with the URL.

Enforcement procedures

If you do not receive a suitable response to your accessibility-related inquires within six weeks, you can contact the Ombuds Office for Accessible Information Technology (Ombudsstelle für barrierefreie Informationstechnik) reporting to the Representative for the Interests of People with Disabilities in accordance with Section 11 of the North Rhine-Westphalia Act on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (BGG NRW). If you want to initiate an ombudsman procedure, please complete the respective form (PDF)(Opens in a new tab)   and send it via e-mail to the ombudsstelle-barrierefreie-itmags.nrwde :

Or via postal mail to the 

Mailing address:
Ombudsstelle für barrierefreie Informationstechnik
des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen bei der Landesbeauftragten
für Menschen mit Behinderungen
Fürstenwall 25
40219 Düsseldorf

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