Note on Accessibility

This note on accessibily pertains to the website of the Universität Hamburg published under

In line with EU Directive 2016/2102, we are committed to keep our websites and mobile applications barrier-free and accessible to people with disabilities according to the directives of the Hamburg law for the equal treatment for disabled persons ('Hamburgisches Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz', HmbBGG hereinafter) and the Hamburg ordinance on barrier-free information technology ('Hamburgische Barrierefreie Informationstechnik-Verordnung', HmbBITVO hereinafter) for the implementation of EU Directive 2016/2102.

Status of meeting accessibility requirements

The requirements to ensure accessibility derive from paragraph 1 HmbBITVO in connection with paragraphs 3: 1 to 4, and paragraph 4 of the federal BITV, which have been put into legislation based on paragraph 11 HmbBGG.

The review whether these requirements are met is based on a self-assessment that was carried out on 24 January 2022.

According to this review this website meets the named requirements.

Please note that the user experience for users navigating without a mouse may differ depending on the browser used.

Creation date / last update of the note on accessibility

This note has been created on 24 January 2022 and last checked on 26 April 2022.

Report barriers to the feedback contact

Have you come across barriers when visiting our website

Please don't hesitate to contact us by email or letter so that we can consider any issues in a forthcoming review cycle:

Dr. Bernhard Schirg
Universität Hamburg
Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften
Arbeitsbereich Public History
Überseering 35 #5
22297 Hamburg

Tel.: +49 40 42838 4877


If your feedback to the contact named above has not led to a satisfying solution, you can contact the arbitration board according to paragraph 13 a HmbBGG.

The mission of the arbitration board is to support disabled persons and public institutions in finding extrajudicial conciliation regarding conflicts on topics of accessibility. The process of conciliation is for free. It is not necessary to seek legal advice.

For the time being, the ombudsperson's office of the Senate Chancellery of Hamburg acts for the arbitration board that is currently being established.



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