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Accessibility Statement

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity seeks to make its websites and mobile applications accessible pursuant to EU Directive 2016/2102. The following Accessibility Statement documents the implementation status for the website fair.tu-dortmund.de in compliance with the Ordinance of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia on the Creation of Barrier-Free Information Technology in Accordance with the Act on Equal Opportunities for Disabled Persons (BITVNRW).

Status of conformity with accessibility requirements

This website is partly compliant with EU Directive 2016/2102.
Verification method: Self-Assessment
Compiled on: October 28, 2021
Last verified on: October 28, 2021

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible:

  • Videos integrated in the website
  • Not all of the currently used shades of color achieve the required contrast at a browser zoom factor of 100 percent. 

Reasons:

  • It has not been possible yet to add audio descriptions to the currently available video material.

Accessible alternatives:

  • The integrated videos are YouTube files with the option of displaying automatic subtitles.
  • A strong magnification via the browser zoom function offers the necessary contrast. We are working on a completely barrier-free solution for this issue.

Feedback and contact details

You can report cases of non-compliance with accessibility requirements to us and request in­for­mation on content which is excluded from the directive.

Contact

From Prediction to Interventions in the Social Sciences (FAIR)
fair-re­search-profile@tu-dortmund.de
+49 (0) 231 755 - 4239

Feedback

If you would like to contact FAIR please use our suggestions form.

Please indicate “Accessibility” in your message and tell us which content you are referring to by stating the URL.

Enforcement procedure

If you have not received a satisfactory answer to your messages or queries regarding accessibility within six weeks, you can call in the arbitrator for accessible IT. He or she reports to the Commissioner for Matters relating to Disabled Persons in ac­cor­dance with Section 11 of the Act on Equal Opportunities for Disabled Persons of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. If you wish to initiate an arbitration procedure, please complete the corresponding application form and send it via email to:

Arbitration Board for Barrier-Free Information Technology of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia at the Office of the Commissioner for Matters relating to Disabled Persons
Fürstenwall 25  
40219 Düsseldorf

Further in­for­mation on accessibility at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity

On the following pages you can find an overview of the measures TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is undertaking to improve accessibility as well as useful links to services and contact persons:  Inclusion at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity

DoBuS – Department of Disability and Studies – offers advice and services for students and teaching staff, with the aim of creating fair conditions in studies and teaching for persons with a disability or chronic disorder. Further in­for­mation: DoBuS

Location & approach

The campus of the TU Dortmund University is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerland line A45 crosses the Ruhr expressway B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus.  The university is signposted at both exits. All FAIR PIs have offices on the North Campus. FAIR's main offices will be located a bit off the North Campus on Martin-Schmeisser-Weg 17 (parking behind the building).

The "Dortmund Universität" S-Bahn station is located directly on the North Campus. From there, the S-Bahn line S1 runs every 15 or 30 minutes to Dortmund main station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf main station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. In addition, the university can be reached by bus lines 445, 447 and 462. Timetable information can be found on the homepage of the Verkehrsverbundes Rhein-Ruhr, and DSW21 also offer an interactive route network map.

From Dortmund Airport, the AirportExpress takes just over 20 minutes to Dortmund main station and from there to the university by S-Bahn. A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university's train station.

One of the landmarks of the TU Dortmund is the H-Bahn. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund University S, while Line 2 commutes every 5 minutes between Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.