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Declaration regarding the Barrier-Free Accessibility of the JLU Digital Campus

Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) attempts to increase its websites accessibility in accordance with the Hessian E-Government Act (HEGovG), the Hessian Act on Equality for People with Disabilities (HessBGG). This declaration of barrier-free accessibility applies to the website of the JLU Digital Campus (www.jlu-digitalcampus.de) in the English language version. The technical requirements for barrier-free access result from the barrier-free information technology regulation (BITV 2.0) of the EU regulation 2016/2102.

How accessible is the service?

This service is essentially barrier-free. The requirements of BITV 2.0 are essentially met.


Which areas are not barrier-free?

These areas are not accessible for the following reasons:

Incompatibility with BITV 2.0

Sub-areas that are not or not yet accessible:

1. Barrier: Labels

a) Description:

Generally, there are labels, though sometimes they are missing, for example in the search bar.

b) Measures:

As many places as possible should be labeled afterwards.

2. Barrier: PDF files

a) Description:

It has not yet been possible to convert all PDF files to a barrier-free format.

b) Measures:

When creating new PDF files, there is a focus on the barrier-free design.


Disproportionate burden

Sub-areas that are not designed to be barrier-free, as it would be a disproportionate burden (according to Article 5 of Regulation (EU) 2016/2102):


a) Description

So far, the texts are not available in easy language (German “Leichte Sprache”), except for the overview page “About JLU Digital Campus” and its subpages with the information on the several study programmes.

b) Explanation on why there is a disproportionate burden

Scientific texts can only partially be presented in easy language and in many cases are aimed at a specialist audience with appropriate prior knowledge.


When and how was the accessibility statement created?

This declaration was created on May 20, 2021.

The technical accessibility check was carried out by:

wilhelm innovative medien GmbH and IT-Service Department (Working Group Media and E-Learning) at Justus Liebig University Giessen.


Feedback: Do you want to report barriers?

We would like to improve our offer further. Let us know your problems and questions about digital accessibility via the contact page.


Contact to the central office for barrier-free information technology

In case you attempt get in contact with the public body was unsuccessful, you can consult the  contact person for digital accessibility and inclusion in IT:

The AStA’s department for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses also offers advice and consultation.


Responsible for the content: Ben Kahl: Contact by e-mail