The University of Passau makes every effort to make its website accessible without barriers – including in the mobile views – in accordance with the Bavarian digital ordinance (BayDig).
This declaration on accessibility applies to all websites of the domain https://www.uni-passau.de that are implemented with the content management system TYPO3.
The University of Passau's website, including its mobile web views, largely complies with the requirements of § 1 BayBITV. The contents or functions that do not match are listed below.
Away from the main pages, alternative text content for images and tables is sometimes missing. Tables may also be incorrectly formatted and markings for language and abbreviations may not be complete. On the non-central pages, there may also be errors in the content hierarchy or links may be incomprehensible.
We are working to make PDF documents or other common MS Office files on our website web-accessible as quickly as possible.
Subtitles or transcriptions are not always comprehensively available for embedded video and audio files at this time.
As a university, we have a very extensive and heterogeneous web presence, which makes errors not entirely avoidable.
Various contents from file formats from office applications (PDF files) created before 23 September 2018 could not be converted at present. In some cases (especially in the case of old official notices, annual reports or bulletins, which are only available in paper form), digitisation and subsequent correction into an accessible format is currently not possible.
The provision of the videos with audio transcriptions has not yet been completed due to the size of the video archive.
This statement was prepared on 27 April 2020 in consultation with the Vice President for Academic Infrastructure and IT, Professor Harald Kosch.
The University of Passau warrants, pursuant to the EU Commission's Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1523, that the statements made in this declaration regarding compliance with the requirements of Directive (EU) 2016/2102 are accurate and are based on a self-assessment carried out by the University of Passau.
The declaration was last reviewed on 16 August 2023.
Feedback and contact details
You can report any deficiencies in terms of compliance with the accessibility requirements to us. To do so, please contact:
Section II/2 – Digital Media Team
Phone: +49 851 509 1438
The Digital Media Team, in cooperation with the web administrator of the University of Passau, is also responsible for the web accessibility of the website as well as for processing the messages received through the feedback mechanism.
Students with disabilities are supported by the contact and information centre for students with disabilities and chronic illness.
Staff are supported by the representative for of severely disabled employees.
Background information on the University of Passau in easy German language as well as a navigation aid can be found on the easy language page.
We also provide basic information on the University and its websites in sign language.
As part of an enforcement procedure, you can submit an online request for a review of compliance with accessibility requirements to the competence enforcing body.
In order to achieve the goal of designing the University of Passau's websites in accordance with the requirements of § 1 BayBITV, the Digital Media Team offers staff training in accordance with available capacities. This is intended to provide the necessary skills for implementation and to create a general awareness of the importance of web accessibility. Staff members can also turn to the the TYPO3 online help pages of the University of Passau for details on implementing accessible websites and documents.
If you need additional telephone assistance to use our website, e.g. as a user of assistive technologies or because you have special requirements due to a disability, please contact ZIM Support by telephone: +49 851 509 1888.