Declaration of Accessibility

We strive to make this website accessible. The declaration of accessibility is required by the Bremen Equal Opportunities for Disabled Persons Act (BremBGG). The technical requirements for accessibility are derived from the Barrier-Free Information Technology Ordinance (BITV 2.0).

This declaration on digital accessibility applies to the website of the University of Bremen.

How accessible is the site?

This site is largely barrier-free. The requirements according to BITV 2.0 are largely met.

Which areas are not barrier-free / accessible?

These areas are not barrier-free for the following reasons:

Incompatibility with BITV 2.0

Subareas that are not or not yet barrier-free:

1st barrier: Labels

a) Description:
Essentially, labels are present, but in places they are missing.

 b) Measures:
As many places as possible have been labeled in hindsight, but these may be missing in isolated places.

2nd barrier: PDF files

a) Description:
It has not yet been possible to convert all PDF files to an accessible format.

b) Measures:
When creating new PDF files, attention is paid to the barrier-free design.

3rd Barrier: Lack of alternative texts

a) Description:
Some visual elements lack a corresponding alternative text, especially when you leave the main pages.

b) Measures:
Staff are already being trained to enter the alternative texts for the visual elements. We will enter the alternative texts afterwards.

4th barrier: Videos

a) Description:
Some videos lack subtitles. Additionally, some videos are embedded via the YouTube interface, which means that the included transcript cannot be read.

b) Measures:
Subtitles are added when creating new videos. The externally embedded videos can be viewed directly on YouTube via a link, which means that the transcripts can also be viewed.

5th barrier: Links

a) Description:
Some elements, and thus longer text passages, are linked instead of just selected words and phrases.

b) Measures:
These elements are avoided as much as is possible and links are provided with a meaningful link text.

6th barrier: Tables

a) Description:
Some tables lack a meaningful content description for screen readers. Additionally, depending on the size of the browser window, some tables are shortened and displayed with an option to expand the rest of the text. This can appear confusing.

b) Measures:
Where possible, tables are only used when it is not possible to display the content in any other way.

7th barrier: Navigation

a) Description:
On some pages, it is not clear how to get back to the home page.

b) Measures:
We are trying to make the navigation more transparent.

8th barrier: Placeholder texts

a) Description:
Some placeholder or reference texts in forms or search masks are cut off.

b) Measures:
Long texts are avoided as far as possible in these places or are used / placed outside the input fields.

9th barrier: Texts

a) Description:
So far, the texts are not available in simplified German, except for on an overview page.

b) Measures:
Scientific texts can only partially be written in simplified German and in many cases are aimed at a specialist audience with appropriate prior knowledge. Therefore, the website is limited to an overview page on simplified German.

10th barrier: Captchas

a) Description:
Some forms use captchas for spam protection, which are not accessible.

b) Measures:
If possible, text alternatives are used instead of captchas.

When and how was the Declaration of Accessibility created?

Diese Erklärung wurde am 20.12.2022 erstellt bzw. überarbeitet.

This declaration was created and/or revised on December 20, 2022.

The technical verification of accessibility according to BITV 2.0 and on the basis of 98 test steps was carried out by Liquid Impression GmbH. The technical implementation was carried out by:

wilhelm innovative medien GmbH; Administrative Department 05: IT, Media Infrastructure, and Central Services of the University of Bremen.

Do you want to report barriers?

We would like to further improve our services. Feel free to share your digital accessibility issues and questions with us via email at contentprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de or via telephone at +49 (0)421 218-60159.

Contacting the Central Office for Accessible Information Technology

If your contact with the public body was not successful, you can contact the Central Office for Accessible Information Technology ("Zentralstelle für barrierefreie Informationstechnik"). They can also provide further information on enforcement.