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Accessibility declaration for Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences

The European Parliament stipulated in the guidelines EU 2016/2102 that public organisations in the European Union must ensure accessibility for their websites and mobile applications. The North Rhine-Westphalian government passed these guidelines into law with the Equal Rights for Persons with Disabilities Act (BGG NRW, in particular § 10 to § 10e) and the IT Accessibility Ordinance (BITV NRW), both of which are binding for all public organisations and responsible bodies for public concerns in the state.

Scope of application

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences (HSRW) is committed to making its online presence accessible to all users in line with BITV NRW and BGG NRW.

The accessibility declaration applies to our website:


Current compliance with IT accessibility requirements

Our website is compliant with the accessibility standards set forth in BITV NRW 2.0.


Date of preparation

This declaration was prepared on 01 March 2024. It based on a BITV compliance test conducted by the Volmarstein Competence Centre for Accessibility (Kompetenzzentrum Barrierefreiheit Volmarstein) in August 2023.

This declaration was last updated on 01 March 2024.


Contact and feedback

Accessibility issues for content published on can be reported to us at any time. Please send your accessibility-related questions, comments or feedback to



If you feel that your questions, comments or feedback regarding the accessibility of were not sufficiently addressed after contacting us via the email address above, you can turn to the ombudsperson for IT accessibility in North Rhine-Westphalia for further assistance. The ombudsperson is tasked with supporting the out-of-court arbitration process between individuals with disability and public organisations in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The arbitration process is free of charge. No legal assistance is required to participate.

The ombudsperson is North Rhine-Westphalia's designated representative for the interests of individuals with a disability in accordance with § 11 of the Equal Rights for Persons with a Disability Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz) and can be contacted via the following means:

send an email to the ombudsperson for IT accessibility NRW 

Telephone: (0211) 855-3451

Here you can find more information on the ombudsperson for IT accessibility NRW (in German).