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Department of Business and Economics

Accessibility Statement

TU Dort­mund University seeks to make its websites and mobile applications accessible pursuant to EU Directive 2016/2102. The following Accessibility Statement documents the implementation status in compliance with the Ordinance of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia on the Creation of Barrier-Free Information Technology in Accordance with the Act on Equal Opportunities for Disabled Persons (BITVNRW).

Status of conformity with the requirements

Scope of validity of the declaration

This declaration applies to the website [www.]

This website is partly compliant with EU Directive 2016/2102.

Verification method: Self-Assessment
Compiled on: 10/01/2021
Last verified on: 02/15/2022

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is not accessible:

  • PDF documents embedded in the website
  • Videos integrated into the website
  • The colors currently used do not all achieve the required contrast with a browser zoom factor of 100 percent.
  • Individual terms from foreign languages on the German version of the website. These terms may be pronounced in German by the voice output.


  • It has not yet been possible to convert all the PDF documents provided into an accessible format. They will be successively adapted.
  • Unfortunately, we have no or only very limited influence on PDFs supplied by external providers (e.g. publications, manuscripts, job offers).
  • It has not yet been possible to provide videos with audio description.
  • It has not yet been possible to highlight individual foreign-language terms in the German version of the TU Dortmund University website.

Accessible alternatives:

  • In the case of non-accessible documents, please use the suggestion form below.
  • The embedded videos are YouTube files. It is possible to display automatic subtitles.
  • The contrast switch can be used to compensate for insufficient contrast in headings and in the navigation bar.

Suggestions and contact details

You can notify us of any deficiencies in compliance with accessibility requirements and request information on content that is exempt from the directive.

Contact the technically responsible person

Form for suggestions

Enforcement procedure

If you have not received a satisfactory response to accessibility-related notifications or inquiries within six weeks, you can contact the ombudsman's office for accessible information technology. It is assigned to the representative for the interests of people with disabilities in accordance with Section 11 of the North Rhine-Westphalia Equal Opportunities for Disabled Persons Act. If you would like an ombudsman procedure, you can fill out a corresponding application and send it to the ombudsman's office by e-mail. You can find further information on how to submit an application on the website of the arbitration board.

Arbitration Board for Barrier-Free Information Technology
of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia at the Office
of the Commissioner for Matters relating to Disabled Persons
Fürstenwall 25
40219 Düsseldorf

Further information on accessibility at TU Dortmund University

Inclusivity at TU Dortmund University: An overview of measures taken by TU Dortmund University to reduce barriers as well as helpful links to offers and contact persons.

DoBuS: The Disability and Studies Department at TU Dortmund University offers advice and services for students and teaching staff with the aim of creating equal opportunities for people with disabilities or chronic illnesses in studying and teaching.

TU Dortmund University offers information about its profile in plain language and in sign language.