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Declaration on accessibility

Aachen University of Applied Sciences endeavours to make its website www.fh-aachen.de accessible in accordance with national legislation implementing Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

The following accessibility statement documents the implementation status for the domain on which you are currently located in accordance with the Ordinance on the Creation of Barrier-Free Information Technology under the Equal Opportunities for Disabled Persons Act of North Rhine-Westphalia and refers to the test result of the self-assessment in accordance with the BITV test procedure.

The website is checked continuously via random samples. Conformity can only be determined for individual pages. In order to make a statement about the conformity of the entire website, all individual web pages belonging to the website would have to be checked. This is not practicable for large websites. However, testing a representative selection of pages, i.e. a selection of pages that covers as many potential barriers as possible, allows conclusions to be drawn about the accessibility of the website as a whole.

Status of compatibility with the requirements

This website is currently largely compliant with the above guidelines. Accessibility has been considered by us in the past during development, but certain parts may still have barriers, for example with regard to newer accessibility requirements.


Non-accessible contents

The contents listed below are not barrier-free:

Despite all due care, it is possible that words and sections of text are in a different language and are not marked accordingly. Furthermore, accessibility cannot be guaranteed for embedded content such as YouTube videos or content from other sources such as external databases. In addition, accessibility cannot be guaranteed for internally linked PDF documents uploaded via our content management system.

Visual assistance software

This website uses the Eye-Able® software from Web Inclusion GmbH to provide users with a barrier-reduced view of the visual content. Eye-Able® helps to adapt the website to the individual needs of the visitors. The functional scope of Eye-Able® includes:

  • an adaptive font enlargement,
  • a free adjustment of colour contrasts,
  • a read-aloud function with integrated keyboard navigation,
  • a blue filter,
  • a night mode,
  • an instant view for linking several functions,
  • a compensation of colour weaknesses as well as
  • further functions for an individual view of the website such as a larger mouse pointer, sans-serif font as well as the hiding of images, animations and sound.

For operation, the associated menu can be opened by clicking on the Eye- Able® icon or with the keyboard shortcut "ALT + 1". All functions can also be controlled with the keyboard (instruction via "ALT + F1"). You can find more information at: www.eye-able.com

Preparation of the declaration

This statement was prepared in April 2022. We determine the state of accessibility through our own assessment.


Feedback and contact information

If you notice any accessibility deficiencies in our digital offerings, you can report them to us:

FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences
Accessible Software Team
Bayernallee 11
52066 Aachen

E-mail: basefh-aachen.de

Members of the university also have a contact form available for reporting.

We will try to correct the reported deficiencies or provide you with inaccessible information in an accessible form.

Enforcement proceedings

If you have not received a satisfactory response to communications or enquiries about accessibility within six weeks, you can call in the Ombudsman's Office for Accessible Information Technology. It is assigned to the Commissioner for the Interests of Persons with Disabilities in accordance with Section 11 of the North Rhine-Westphalia Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities Act. If you would like an ombudsman procedure, please fill out the corresponding application and send it to the ombudsman's office by post or e-mail:

Ombudsman's Office for Accessible Information Technology of the
State of North Rhine-Westphalia at the State Commissioner for
for People with Disabilities

Fürstenwall 25
40219 Düsseldorf

E-mail: ombudsstelle-barrierefreie-itmags.nrw.de