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Faculty of the Social Sciences

Accessibility statement

TU Dortmund University aims to make its websites and mobile applications accessible without barriers in accordance with EU Directive 2016/2102. The following accessibility statement documents the implementation status for the website in accordance with the Ordinance on the Creation of Barrier-Free Information Technology in accordance with the North Rhine-Westphalia Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities Act.

Status of compatibility with the requirements
This website is partially compliant with EU Directive 2016/2102
Testing methodology: Self-determination
Created on: 09.11.2021
Last tested on: 09.11.2021

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is not accessible:

  • PDF documents embedded in the web presence.
  • Videos embedded in the website
  • The color tones currently used do not all achieve the required contrast at a browser zoom factor of 100 percent.


  • Due to the large number of PDF documents made available that were created before 23.09.2018, it has not yet been possible to convert them to an accessible format. They will be successively adapted.
  • It has not yet been possible to provide the videos with an audio description.

Accessible alternatives:

  • In case of non-accessible documents for enrollment, please contact the Student Secretariat. In case of non-accessible examination regulations, please contact the Central Examination Administration. For other cases, please use the feedback form below.
  • The embedded videos are Youtube files. Here you have the possibility to show automatic subtitles.
  • The necessary contrast is given with strong enlargement via the browser zoom. We are working on a fully accessible solution in this regard.

Feedback and contact details

You can report accessibility compliance deficiencies to us and request information about content that is exempt from the policy.


University Communications Department
Email: pressetu-dortmundde
Phone: (0231) 755-5523


If you would like to contact the Chair of Sociology of Science and Technology at the Faculty of Social Sciences at TU Dortmund University, please use our feedback form or send us an email at:

Please include the keyword accessibility in your message and let us know which content you are referring to by mentioning the URL.

Enforcement Procedure

If you have not received a satisfactory response to accessibility notices or requests within six weeks, you may contact the Accessible Information Technology Ombudsman's Office. It is assigned to the Commissioner for the Interests of Persons with Disabilities in accordance with Section 11 of the Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia. If you would like an ombudsman procedure, please fill out the corresponding application and send it to the ombudsman's office by e-mail.

Office for Accessible Information Technology of
the State of North Rhine-Westphalia at the State Representative
for People with Disabilities
Fürstenwall 25  
40219 Düsseldorf

Further information on accessibility at TU Dortmund University

On the following page, you will find an overview of measures taken by the TU Dortmund University to reduce barriers as well as helpful links to offers and contact persons:            TU Dortmund inclusive

DoBuS - the Department of Disability and Studies at the TU Dortmund University - offers advice and services for students and lecturers with the aim of creating equal opportunities for persons with disabilities or chronic illnesses in studying and teaching.                     About DoBuS.

TU Dortmund offers information in plain language and sign language.