Declaration on Digital Accessibility

Helmut Schmidt University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg endeavours to make its website accessible in accordance with national legislation implementing Directive 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The technical requirements for accessibility result from the Barrier-Free Information Technology Ordinance (BITV) 2.0.

This declaration on digital accessibility applies to the website of Helmut Schmidt University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg.

When was the accessibility declaration created?

This declaration was created or revised on 16 May 2022.

The digital accessibility was checked by the Computer Centre of the Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg.

How accessible is the website?

This website is partially accessible. The requirements of BITV 2.0 are partially met.

Which areas are not barrier-free?

  1. Barrier: Submenus in the main menu not accessible via keyboard
    Description: Not all elements in the main menu can be accessed via keyboard.
  2. Barrier: Videos without subtitles
    Description: Videos with sound do not have the necessary subtitles.
  3. Barrier: PDF documents are not barrier-free
    Description: PDF documents linked on the homepage and subpages are not barrier-free.
  4. Barrier: Some words and sections in other languages are not labelled.
    Description: English and French words are partly not marked with the “lang” attribute.

The elimination of these known deficiencies is currently being planned. As soon as this planning is completed, it will be published on this page.

Who can you contact with comments or questions about digital accessibility?

Have you noticed deficiencies in the accessibility of content from If so, please feel free to contact us.

Helmut Schmidt University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg
Representative of Severely Disabled Persons
Holstenhofweg 85
22043 Hamburg
E-mail: [email protected]

Contact the conciliation board

If you are of the opinion that you have been disadvantaged by an insufficiently barrier-free design of, you can contact the conciliation board BGG (Disability Equality Act):

Conciliation Board under the Disability Equality Act at the Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to Persons with Disabilities
Mauerstrasse 53
10117 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 18 527-2805
E-mail: [email protected]


Letzte Änderung: 3. May 2024