The University of Passau makes every effort to make its website accessible without barriers – including in the mobile views – in accordance with the Bavarian e-government ordinance (BayEGovV).
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.
Not all documents are available in an accessible version.
Subtitles or transcriptions are currently not always available for embedded videos.
The website is not available in simple language or sign language.
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/IT, Professor Harald Kosch.
The University of Passau warrants, pursuant to Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1523 of the EU Commission, that the statements made in this declaration regarding compliance with the requirements of Directive (EU) 2016/2102 are accurate and based on a self-assessment carried out by the University of Passau.
This declaration was last reviewed on 23 April 2020.
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/5 – Digital Media
Phone: +49 851 509 1438
The web editorial team, in cooperation with the web administrator of the University of Passau, is also responsible for the barrier-free accessibility of the website as well as for processing the messages received within the framework of the feedback mechanism.
Students with disabilities are supported by the advice service for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses.
Staff members are supported by the Representative for Severely Disabled Staff.
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.
The Digital Media Section and ZIM offer training for all staff members to achieve the goal of designing the websites of the University of Passau in compliance with the requirements of § 1 BayBITV. These are intended to provide the necessary competences for implementation and create a general awareness of the importance of accessibility. Staff members of the University of Passau can also find detailed information on making websites accessible on the TYPO3 online help pages.
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 at +49 851 509 1888.