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Accessibility Statement!

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 the! in accordance with BITV NRW.

Status of compliance with the requirements

This! is fully compatible 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 and according to WCAG 2.1 Level AA.

Further information on accessibility at Bielefeld University

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

  • on accessible and diversity-sensitive university development
  • In digital accessibility
  • for prospective students, students and lecturers on studying with disabilities or chronic illnesses
  • for employees and managers on employment with disabilities or chronic illnesses

Creation of this Accessibility Statement

This statement was first drawn up on 01.07.2021. It was last reviewed on 01.07.2021.

Audit methodology: Self-assessment

Contact and feedback regarding accessibility

Bielefeld University Library
Reference Department


Enforcement procedures

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.

If you would like to initiate ombudsman proceedings, please fill out the application form (PDF) and send it by email to the Ombudsman’s Office.

Contact details for Ombudsman’s Office

Ombudsstelle für barrierefreie Informationstechnik des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen bei der Landesbeauftragten für Menschen mit Behinderungen

Fürstenwall 25 

40219 Düsseldorf

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