Declaration on Digital Accessibility

Technische Universität Berlin strives to make its websites fully accessible for all users. The University is required to provide a declaration on digital accessibility by the law on accessible information and communication technology for Berlin (BIKTG Bln). The technical requirements for accessibility are determined by BITV 2.0.

This declaration on digital accessibility applies to the web pages belonging to www.tu.berlin.

When and by whom was this accessibility statement prepared? When was this declaration last reviewed?

This declaration was prepared on April 29, 2020.
The statements in this declaration were last reviewed on April 8th, 2024.
The technical review of accessibility was carried out by a self-assessment, i.e. by the web team of Technische Universität Berlin.

How accessible is the website?

This website is partially accessible, i.e. not all the requirements of BITV 2.0 are met.

As a large university, we have a very extensive and diverse website. The various areas of the website are edited independently by numerous institutions of our university (approx. 350 departments, approx. 50 institutes and 8 faculties and many other organizational units). Despite ongoing training on web accessibility, editorial errors are therefore unavoidable. However, we are continuously working on improving the website and making the content and services accessible.

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

  •  Alternative information is not available in all embedded videos, i.e. complete audio descriptions, full text alternatives or subtitles.
    The videos and audio files in the central website, i.e. all pages that you reach via the main navigation, are already fully subtitled. Audio descriptions for these videos will follow in 2024. For decentralized videos, i.e. videos from the approx. 350 departments, approx. 50 institutes and 8 faculties and many other organizational units, we are making every effort to persuade the responsible editors to implement accessibility.
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  • Alternative texts for images, operating elements and layout graphics are missing in places.
    These will be subsequently implemented - at least in part - within 2024.
     
  •  Some content cannot be operated using the computer keyboard.
    Better usability is to be achieved in 2024.
  • There may be errors in the structure (missing or incorrect heading hierarchies) or links may be incomprehensible. 
    We are endeavoring to eliminate these errors permanently. Unfortunately, due to the large number of editors who maintain the various website subsections of TU Berlin, this cannot be guaranteed to be completely error-free.
     
  • PDF documents are not accessible without barriers.
    We endeavor to present PDF files on the website only in exceptional cases. Training courses on creating accessible PDFs are available to all editors, so that we can expect an increase in skills and that more PDFs can be made accessible in the future.

Who can I contact if I have any comments on digital accessibility?

Would you like to report information on the implementation of accessibility or existing barriers at www.tu.berlin? Are you unable to adequately perceive, operate or understand something on our website or mobile application? Do you need information in an accessible form? Then please let us know.

Technische Universität Berlin
Stabsstelle Kommunikation, Events und Alumni
Onlineredaktion
Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Email: onlineredaktion[at]tu-berlin.de

Contact details for the state officer for digital accessibility