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Statement on Accessibility

The RWU University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten does everything it can to make the “” website and all the online services accessible.

Accessibility means that a website can also be read and operated by people with various different handicaps. This applies to both the technology (browser, operating system) and the content (comprehensibility, readability, user-friendliness).

Our websites and online services are implemented in accordance with § 10 subsec. 1 of the L-BGG (law on equal opportunities for people with disabilities in Baden-Wuerttemberg).

This statement about accessibility applies to all websites of RWU University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten

1 Level of conformity with the requirements

Due to the following incompatibilities, these websites are partially compliant with § 10 subsec. 1 L-BGG.


WAVE web accessibility evaluation test

tested with Chrome & Firefox
Defects: 16 times weak brightness contrast hinders readability
Created on: 2020-09-09
Last review: 2020-09-22


Lighthouse Plugin for Chrome

Accessibility: 97 points out of 100
Complaints are made: Background color and foreground color can be improved in brightness contrast for better readability, not all photos and images have a meaningful text description.
Created on: 2020-09-09
Last review: 2020-09-22


Self-assessment according to the BITV (Accessible Information Technology Regulation)

Not compliant. 55 of 60 test steps, are met or more likely to be met.

Only partially met:

1.2.1a Alternatives for audio files and silent videos

1.2.2a Recorded video with subtitles

1.2.3a Audio description or full text alternative for videos

1.2.4a Videos (live) with subtitles

1.2.5a Audio description for videos

Created on: 2020-09-09
Last review: 2020-09-22


2 Non-accessible contents

The contents listed below are not barrier-free for the following reasons:

  • Incompatibility with § 10 paragraph 1 L-BGG
  • Documents created before 2019-06-23 could not yet be converted to an accessible format. 
  • Only partial subtitles or transcriptions are available for embedded videos.

Explanation: Due to the disproportionate burden (according to §10 paragraph 2 L-BGG) the above mentioned has not yet been implemented. We are trying to improve this step by step.


3 Preparation of this declaration on accessibility

This declaration was prepared on 2020-09-09.
The declaration was last reviewed on 2020-09-22.


4 Feedback and contact details

If you still encounter barriers on our pages, please send us an email with a description of which barrier you noticed where. You can contact the following persons:


5 Enforcement procedures

In order to ensure that these websites meet the requirements described in § 10 paragraph 1 L-BGG, you can contact the persons mentioned under point 4 in this declaration.

If the persons named do not respond to your inquiry within the period of time provided for in § 8 sentence 1 L-BGG-DVO, you can contact the representative of the state government for the concerns of persons with disabilities or the municipal representative for the concerns of persons with disabilities within the framework of the ombudsman function described in § 14 paragraph 2 sentence 2 L-BGG and § 15 paragraph 3 sentence 2 L-BGG.

You can contact the state government commissioner for the affairs of persons with disabilities as follows:

State Commissioner for the Disabled Stephanie Aeffner:
Tel. 0711 279-3358

Office of the State Commissioner for the Disabled:
Tel. 0711 279-3360

Else-Josenhans-Strasse 6
70173 Stuttgart

You can find the contact details of your local representative for the affairs of people with disabilities on the website of the town or district where you have your permanent residence.

Reference is made to the possibility of the right of association action according to § 12 paragraph 1 sentence 1 number 4 L-BGG.

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