Website Accessibility Statement
In accordance with national legislation for implementing Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the European Council, RWTH Aachen University is committed to ensuring that its websites are accessible to the widest possible audience.
In accordance with the Ordinance on the Creation of Accessible Information Technology pursuant to the NRW Act on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, this accessibility statement reflects the status of implementation for the domain you are currently visiting.
The website is continuously being assessed using random samples. As a rule, conformity with accessibility requirements can only be determined for individual web pages. Making a statement on the degree of accessibility of the entire website would require a check of each individual page of the website. For large websites, this is not practicable. However, testing a representative sample of pages, i.e. a selection of pages that covers as many potential barriers to accessibility as possible, allows us to draw conclusions about the accessibility of the entire website.
Conformity to Accessibility Standards – Current Status
This website largely complies with the BITV standards (Creation of Accessible Information Technology pursuant to the NRW Act on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities).
The content listed below does not fully meet current accessibility standards:
Despite all care taken in the creation of this website, it is possible that words and sections appear in a language other than the default language and that this is not properly indicated.
Furthermore, it is not possible to guarantee full accessibility of embedded content, such as YouTube videos or content from sources such as external databases.
In addition, we cannot guarantee full accessibility to internally linked PDF documents uploaded via the CMS.
We are currently working on removing these barriers to accessibility.
Date of This Accessibility Statement
This statement was prepared on September 1, 2020.
Feedback and Contact
If you find any accessibility problems on our website www.iw.rwth-aachen.de that are not listed above or if you have any questions on the topic of web accessibility, please get in touch with us by using the feedback form
Alternatively, you can contact us by regular mail, by email or by phone
Division 5.5 - IT Strategy and IT Management
Phone: +49 241 80 94287
If you have not received a satisfactory response to your accessibility-related inquiries within six weeks, you can turn to the Ombudsstelle für barrierefreie Informationstechnik (Ombuds Office for Accessible Information Technology) for help. The Office reports to the Representative for the Interests of People with Disabilities pursuant to para. 11 of the NRW Act on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities. If you want to initiate an ombudsman procedure,
please fill in the respective application form and send it by regular mail or by email to the Ombuds Office:
Ombudsstelle für barrierefreie Informationstechnik des
Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen bei der Landesbeauftragten
für Menschen mit Behinderungen