Universität Hamburg strives to ensure digital accessibility for people with disabilities. Our goal is to provide a fully accessible website in keeping with the provisions of the Hamburg regulation on establishing accessible information technology for people with disabilities (Hamburgische Barrierefreie Informationstechnik-Verordnung, HmbBITVO) dated 10 September 2019.

Current accessibility compliance

The website uses the “WP Accessibility Helper (WAH)” plug-in to enable adjusting to various accessibility needs. Best efforts are made to make the website as accessible as possible.

The verification of compliance with the requirements laid out in EN 301 549 is based on a self-assessment performed by Kaja Scheliga on 16.06.2023. Based on the review, the site is partially to non-compliant with the previously stated requirements due to the following incompatibilities:

Non compliance:

  • The content of the website is not available in easy language nor in sign language.

Partial compliance:

  • Alternative text for graphics and objects 
  • HTML structure elements for headings
  • Sufficient contrast of text 

We are working on these issues and expect them to be resolved by 1 September 2023.

Feedback and contact information

If you have noticed any significant accessibility issues in the content of this website please let us know by mail or email:

EPOC Project Management Office
Institute of Oceanography
Universität Hamburg
Bundesstr. 53
20146 Hamburg

Arbitration procedure

If you are unable to find a satisfactory solution, even after providing feedback to the address provided above, you may contact the ombudsperson’s office provided for in Section 13a HmbBGG. This ombudsperson is tasked with fostering an extrajudicial resolution for conflicts between persons with a disability and public offices. The arbitration procedure is free. Legal counsel is not required. The Senate Chancellery is currently performing the role of ombudsperson until such time as the office has been established:

Date of creation or last update of the accessibility statement

This statement was created on 20.06.2023 and last reviewed on 20.06.2023.