Bielefeld University Library is committed to making its website, mobile apps and online services inclusive and accessible in compliance with the provisions of the Ordinance on the Creation of Barrier-Free Information Technology in accordance with the Act on Equal Opportunities for Disabled Persons of North-Rhine Westphalia – BITV NRW Implementation of the Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and Council).
The following accessibility statement documents the current status of implementation for BieJournals in accordance with BITV NRW.
BieJournals is only partially compliant with the Ordinance on the Creation of Accessible Information Technology in accordance with the Act on Equal Opportunities for Disabled Person of North Rhine-Westphalia (BITV NRW) as well as EU Directive 2016/2102 due to the non-compliances listed below.
The content listed below is not compliant with regulations on accessibility
The conversion of the workflows in the backend is in progress, not all functions could be provided fully accessible yet. The outstanding adjustments will be made by the developer PKP (Public Knowledge Project) in the upcoming version upgrades of the OJS software, which we will immediately integrate into our BieJournals platform.
Due to the sheer number of PDF documents and forms that have been uploaded, it has not yet been possible to convert them into an accessible format.
Accessibility Services (ZAB)
The ZAB is the central point of contact for all issues relating to accessibility and the active participation of people with disabilities or chronic illnesses at Bielefeld University.
The ZAB offers expertise
This statement was first drawn up on 01.02.2023. It was last reviewed on 01.02.2023.
Audit methodology: Self-assessment
Bielefeld University Library
If you have not received a satisfactory response to your accessibility within six weeks, then you can contact the Ombudsman’s Office for Accessible Information Technology. The Ombudsman has the power to examine complaints on behalf of people with disabilities, and its authority is legally embedded in paragraphs regarding accessibility 10d, 10e BGG NRW and paragraphs 9 ff BITV NRW.
Contact details for Ombudsman’s Office
Ombudsstelle für barrierefreie Informationstechnik des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen bei der Landesbeauftragten für Menschen mit Behinderungen