Sample Text Accessibility Statement

[Text in square brackets may need to be added, deleted, or linguistically adjusted depending on the outcome of the accessibility review].

This accessibility statement applies to the Stud.IP installation at the [add URL of; please specify version and date] of the [add operator of Stud.IP installation].

As a public body within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2016/2102, we strive to make our websites and mobile applications accessible in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Disability Equality Act (BGG) and the Barrier-Free Information Technology Ordinance (BITV 2.0) implementing Directive (EU) 2016/2102.

[Here, if necessary, insert the respective state ordinance additionally, e.g. for Lower Saxony § 9 NBGG].

Status of compatibility with the requirements

The accessibility requirements result from §§ 3 paragraphs 1 to 4 and 4 of BITV 2.0, which was issued on the basis of § 12d BGG.

The review of compliance with the requirements is based on

an assessment performed by Materna Information & Communications SE in the beginning of 2022. The benchmark for the test is EN 301 549 and the A and AA status of WCAG 2.1. The requirements of WCAG 2.1 (conformance levels A and AA) were checked using the 98 test steps of the BITV/WCAG test.

The check refers to Stud.IP release 5.0 [Plugins and content must be checked site-specifically and documented/adapted to this statement if necessary. Please add if necessary].

This Stud.IP installation is not fully compliant with the accessibility regulations that apply to us. In detail:

  • Heading hierarchies are not fully respected on some pages.
  • In some cases, there are no, incorrect or insufficient alternatives for images, control elements and graphical elements.
  • Graphics and control elements lack correct markup in some cases, so that they cannot be correctly detected by assistance systems.
  • The language in alternative texts is sometimes specified in English without the language change being correctly marked.
  • List entries, tables (columns) and forms are sometimes not correctly labelled.
  • The visible order of page elements sometimes differs from the order in the source text.
  • The minimum requirement for contrasts is not met everywhere.
  • The keyboard control is not fully usable.
  • The home page lacks the provision of explanations about the website in plain language and in German sign language.

In addition, content posted by users, e.g. PDFs or videos, may have barriers.

Stud.IP is currently being revised with regard to accessibility. The following measures to reduce barriers are expected to be included in the release of Stud.IP 5.1 and following:

  • Attributes and alternative texts are added and corrected so that screen readers can correctly interpret buttons, links, controls and graphics and output appropriate texts.
  • Heading hierarchies and page element order are revised/corrected.
  • Language mark-ups will be standardized.
  • List entries, tables (columns) and forms will be labelled correctly and linked in a meaningful way.
  • A possibility to change the contrast is implemented.
  • The keyboard control is corrected.
  • Action menus and accordion elements are revised.
  • Responsive navigation will be improved.
  • A sample declaration on easy language should be included in Stud.IP 5.5.


The following content is implemented due to the intention to implement a higher level of digital accessibility than required by law:

[Specify the respective content]

Date of preparation or last update of the declaration

This statement was created on [09/2021] and last updated on [date].

Report Barriers: Contact Feedback Contacts

Would you like to report existing barriers or request information on implementing accessibility? For your feedback as well as any further information, please contact our responsible contact persons at xxx.

[provide linked URL with name of feedback mechanism, e.g. "Report barriers". The "Accessibility Statement" guide and the "Feedback Mechanism" guide should be followed].


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If a satisfactory solution has not been found even after you have sent feedback to the above-mentioned contact, you can turn to the conciliation body pursuant to Section 16 BGG. The BGG conciliation body is tasked with supporting out-of-court dispute resolution in the event of conflicts on the topic of accessibility between people with disabilities and federal public agencies. The conciliation procedure is free of charge. No legal counsel needs to be involved. For more information on the conciliation process and how to submit a request, visit:

You can contact the BGG conciliation body directly at

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