Statement on Digital Accessibility - Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF)

Statement on Digital Accessibility - Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF)

Europa-Universität Flensburg is working to ensure that the contents of our website are accessible to those with special needs. We are continually improving the site in terms of user-friendliness for all users, and our site complies with the relevant standards for accessibility. The technical requirements for accessibility derive from BITV 2.0 (German law regarding accessibility of information technology).

The purpose of this statement is to inform you about how and when we checked the accessibility of the EUF website, what problem areas persist, and what improvements we are planning.

This statement applies to the central EUF website (www.uni-flensburg.de) and all subpages of that domain—including university departments, seminars, institutes, and project-specific pages that are run through the university’s core web content management system, Typo3.

Efforts to ensure accessibility

Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF) has taken the following steps to ensure the accessibility of this website:

  • Accessibility is included within our internal guidelines.
  • We use specialized software (SiteImprove) to help us identify where and how we can improve accessibility / freedom from barriers on our webpages.

Compliance status

Current status:

Partial compliance: Some of our content does not yet fully comply with accessibility standards.

Known issues pertaining to accessibility

Despite our efforts, some users may experience problems when using the website. Below is a list of known issues relating to accessibility. If you notice a problem not listed here, please contact us.

Subheadings:
In some cases, the subheadings on a page may not reflect its content hierarchy. Our editors have been trained and instructed to set up proper heading hierarchies.

Images:
The alternative descriptive text may be missing for some images and tables. Our editors have been trained and instructed to enter alternative descriptions for images.

Videos:
Some of the embedded videos (internal and external) could be missing subtitles or transcripts.

Documents (e.g., PDF files):
Not all PDF files are accessible to those with special needs.

(Campus) Maps:
Only some parts of our campus maps include textual descriptions.

Plain language:
Currently, most texts are not written using simple wording and plain language.

Sign language:
There are no explanations in sign language.

Reasons

Europa-Universität Flensburg’s comprehensive website includes over ten thousand individual pages. We have used technology to make the website accessible wherever possible. Nevertheless, some pages (such as reformatting PDF files to make them more widely accessible), require more manual work by an individual and are thus more time-consuming. The university is currently in the process of implementing these measures.

Technologies

The accessibility of this website relies on the following technologies to function:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript

Assessment methods

Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF) has assessed accessibility of this website by using the following methods:

  • Self-assessment: EUF has conducted an internal analysis of the website.

Feedback process

We appreciate your feedback about the accessibility of the website. If you have any problems using the EUF website, please let us know –we’re happy to help.

You can contact us via the following channels:

Martina Spirgatis (Diversitätsbeauftragte)

This statement was generated on August 3, 2021 with the assistance of SiteImprove Accessibility Statement Generator Tools.