As a public body within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2016/2102, we endeavor to make our websites accessible without barriers in accordance with the provisions of the Hessian Disability Equality Act (HessBGG) and the Hessian Ordinance on Barrier-Free Information Technology (HVBIT) implementing Directive (EU) 2016/2102.
What is already barrier-free?
- Images that are relevant for understanding the content are provided with an alternative text.
- Pages have content-rich headings in correct outline.
- Articles are introduced by an H2 heading and are grouped.
- Bulleted lists are distinguished as lists.
- E-mail links are provided with the indication to open an external e-mail program.
Status of compatibility with the requirements
The requirements of accessibility result from §§ 3 paragraphs 1 to 4 and 4 of the HVBIT, which was issued on the basis of §14 of the HessBGG.
The websites of the HfMDK are not yet fully compatible with the above guidelines. The incompatibilities are listed below. The content listed below is not barrier-free:
- The .pdf files provided on the website are only partially designed to be accessible. The same applies to videos (subtitling).
- Information on content and navigation in plain language and sign language is not yet available.
- Links may be incomprehensible.
The following content is currently not accessible, however, it is exempt from the obligation under Article 1(4) of EU Directive 2016/2102:
- File downloads that have already been published before 23/09/2018 and are not required for current legal processes or active administrative procedures,
- Audios/videos published before 23/09/2020,
- Live streaming audio or video,
- Third-party content and documents, as these are outside the control of HfMDK Frankfurt,
- Archive areas that have not been updated since 09/23/2019. This includes, for example, old research projects and documents of the Official Announcements, whose information is still held on the website for documentation purposes only.
The HfMDK Frankfurt is undergoing an extensive digitization process, in which the relaunch of the HfMDK website is one component.
At the time of the website relaunch, many accessibility improvements had already been made to the website, but the process is not yet complete and will continue in the new system. Parallel processes such as the implementation of the Campus Management System, among others, will be considered in order to conserve resources and capacity.
Date of declaration: October 16, 2021
Would you like to inform us of existing barriers or request information on implementing accessibility? Please feel free to contact Lorna Lüers.
Enforcement and Monitoring Agency for Accessible Information Technology
If no satisfactory solution has been found even after your feedback to the above-mentioned contact, you can call in the Accessible Information Technology Enforcement and Monitoring Agency. After a period of six weeks, you have the right to contact the Enforcement and Monitoring Body directly. With the involvement of all parties, the ombudsman's office attempts to determine the circumstances of the lack of accessibility so that the institution can remedy it.
Enforcement and Monitoring Office for Accessible Information Technology
Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration
Headquarters: Gießen Regional Council
Prof. Dr. Erdmuthe Meyer zu Bexten
State Representative for Accessible IT
Head of the Enforcement and Monitoring Office
Phone: +49 641 303 - 2901