Accessibility at TU Dresden
TU Dresden is committed to contributing to the social promotion of its members and to take into account the special needs of employees and students with disabilities and chronic illnesses. Thus, equal participation is currently shaped by the Action Plan for the implementation of the UN Disability Rights Convention. These activities are supported by TU Dresden’s quality objectives.
You can find concrete offers of help on the pages of the Commissioners for Students with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses. Should you notice any deficiencies regarding the barrier-free design of TU Dresden, you can use the form “Report Barrier”.
The TU Dresden is committed to making its websites and mobile applications accessible, in accordance with “Website Accessibility Act” BfWebG (Barrierefreie-Websites-Gesetz) and the “Accessible IT Ordinance” BITV 2.0 (Barrierefreie-Informationstechnik-Verordnung), implementing EU Directive 2016/2102.
This accessibility statement applies to the website tu-dresden.de. It does not apply to project websites and pages of individual chairs that are not part of the University’s WebCMS.
Preparation of this Accessibility Statement
This statement was prepared on 27th January 2020 and last updated on 23rd April 2021. The last verification of TU Dresden’s web presence by means of self-assessment was carried out on 25th November 2019.
The basis for issuing this accessibility statement is a self-assessment of the website’s compatibility with the requirements of the BfWebG in accordance with BITV 2.0, carried out by TU Dresden.
Compliance status with the requirements of the BITV
The web presence of TU Dresden was launched before 23rd September 2018 and does not yet fully correspond to the current state of accessibility. We will correct the deficiencies in the coming months.
- Alternatives for images and graphic elements are not fully available.
- No alternatives are offered for videos and time-controlled media.
- Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) attributes for orientation within elements are not fully available.
- Accessibility by keyboard is not fully available for the following elements/contents:
- Search filter function
- The “This page…” function, which allows you to print and share the page in social media.
- In the study information system, you cannot select fields of study
and filter criteria using the keyboard. However, you can search for
alternatives using keywords.
- The position of the keyboard focus is not clearly visible.
- Words and sections in other languages are not marked.
- There is no overview page in forms for subsequent checking or correction of the form entries. These are transmitted directly.
- On start and overview pages, certain elements cannot be skipped because the headings are not set.
TU Dresden’s website contains a large number of documents that were published before 23rd September 2018 and are not accessible. If you have any questions about documents and related deficiencies, please contact the Registration Office.
The responsibility for the editorial contents lies with the respective organisations and persons who have created the contents of these pages. They are supported in their work by regular quality controls and training. Nevertheless, errors and barriers in implementation may occur. If you notice any shortcomings or difficulties in accessing the content, you are welcome to report these to the Registration Office.
Accessibility beyond legal requirements
To improve accessibility beyond the legal requirements, we have implemented the following additional contents:
- Overview page of the TU Dresden in simple language including glossary to explain difficult words
- Sign language video about TU Dresden
Both pages can be found under “Accessibility” in the header of our website.
Feedback and contact information
If you notice any shortcomings with regard to accessible, barrier-free design, you can report these to us using the “Report barrier” form and request it in the accessible format. Alternatively, you can contact the Registration Office for Barriers.
Nöthnitzer Straße 46, APB 1102
If you are not satisfied with our handling of your feedback, you can contact the Enforcement Body of Saxony:
Office of the Commissioner of the Saxon State Government for the Affairs of Persons with Disabilities