Accessibility Statement

Ruhr University Bochum is committed to providing barrier-free access to its website, in accordance with national legislation for the implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and the Council on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies.

This accessibility statement applies to the website of Ruhr University Bochum, which can be accessed via

Compliance with the requirements

Currently, this website is partially compliant with the Federal and State Disability Equality Act (BGG & LGG), the Barrier-Free Information Technology Ordinance (BITV) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

We currently have our website independently audited by third parties in accordance with BITV and WCAG 2.0.

As soon as we have the audit results, we will publish them here.


Ruhr University Bochum has an extensive web presence of several thousand websites. The majority of the pages were published before 23 September 2018. However, due to the disproportionate burden imposed by federal and state equality laws, the site is not yet completely accessible. The technical implementation will be carried out successively.

Feedback and Contact Details

Ruhr University Bochum is committed to eliminating the existing barriers.


  • you encounter barriers when using the website,
  • content is difficult to access,
  • content violates the general accessibility recommendations or is not compliant with WCAG,
  • or content is unclear and should be expressed or worded differently,
  • or if you have other questions about the implementation of accessibility,

please contact us by email:

In this case, the Corporate Communications Department is your first contact and will forward your inquiry to the responsible departments.

Enforcement Action

If you haven’t received a satisfactory response to your message or accessibility inquiry within six weeks, you can call in the ombudsman’s office for accessibility 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 to initiate ombudsman proceedings, please fill out the application form and send it by email to the ombudsman’s office:

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

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