The University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) aims to make its website accessible to all. It should be designed in such a way that it is in accordance with the national legislation implementing Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament. The following declaration on accessibility applies to the central websites of the UDE.

Status of compatibility with the requirements

The central websites of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) are partially compliant with EU Directive 2016/2102.

Methodology of the audit: self-assessment

Accessibility test on BITV 1.0 (Level 2) and WACG 2.0 (Level AA) via

Last checked on: 12 May 2023

Non-accessible contents

The contents listed below are not barrier-free:

  • PDF documents integrated into the website
  • Videos integrated into the website


Due to the large number of provided PDF documents, which were created before 23.09.2018, it has not been possible to convert them into a barrier-free format so far. They will be adapted successively.

The provision of videos with an audio description could not be realised so far.

Barrier-free alternatives

In the case of non-accessible registration documents, please contact the UDE Student Secretariat:

In the case of examination regulations that are not barrier-free, please contact the Examination Services Department:

For other cases please use our contact form at:

Contact & Feedback

You can report shortcomings in compliance with accessibility requirements and request information on content excluded from the Directive.


Staff Office of the Rectorate University Management and Communication
Department Press / Web Editing
Phone: +49 (0)203 37 91481


If you wish to contact the University of Duisburg-Essen regarding accessibility issues, please use our contact form at:

Enforcement procedure

If you have not received an answer to your messages or enquiries about accessibility within six weeks, you can call in the ombuds office for accessible information technology. It is assigned to the representative for the interests of people with disabilities in accordance with § 11 of the North Rhine-Westphalia Disability Equality Act. If you would like an ombudsman procedure, please fill in the relevant application form and send it by e-mail to the ombudsman's office.

Ombud office for barrier-free information technology of State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the State Commissioner for people with disabilities:

Ombudsstelle für barrierefreie Informationstechnik des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen bei der Landesbeauftragten für Menschen mit Behinderungen
Fürstenwall 25  
40219 Düsseldorf