Accessibility Statement

The University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar strives to make its online offers, at www.hfm-weimar.de available in an accessible manner, so that people with disabilities or chronic illnesses can enjoy equal participation.

The accessibility requirements are rooted in the Thuringian Act on the Accessibility of the Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Bodies and the Thuringian Accessible Information Technology Ordinance.

This Accessibility Statement applies to the websites of the LISZT University, which is published under www.hfm-weimar.de. It does not apply to project websites that are not created in the university’s content management system.

This Statement was drawn up on 19 August 2020. To date, a third-party WCAG test has not been carried out. This Statement was drawn up on the basis of the review of the website, using a self-assessment scheme implemented on 18 June 2020, and an automated test (WCAG 2.0 Level AA) carried out on 12 August 2020.

The LISZT University Weimar’s website was published prior to 23 September 2019 and is not yet fully accessible, within the sense of current standards. At present, it is being completely overhauled. In accordance with national legislation on the implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/2109 of the European Parliament, shortcomings are being resolved and accessibility continues to be improved.
 

Non-accessible content

  • The font is too small in many areas of the website. At present, it is not possible to adjust the font size. Alternatively, one can zoom in on the page via the browser.
  • An adequate contrast between the font and the background is only present in some instances.
  • The necessary alt text to explain images is almost fully available. However, often only the titles of the images are given, and no descriptions.
  • The drop-down menu is only partly accessible, as it is based on JavaScript. Alternatively, the menu items can be accessed via the site map.
  • The events calendar on the right-hand side of the website is an interactive JavaScript element. A sub-page of the website includes an accessible events calender.
  • Only some videos have subtitles. There are no transcripts offered for audio files.
  • Links are often small, making it harder for disabled people to click on them. one can zoom in on the page via the browser.
  • Unfortunately, there is no simple language version. However, we try to use language that is as simple as possible. Due to the complex content within a university setting, this is not always possible.
  • Saved documents (PDF, Word) are not yet fully available in accessible versions.

 

Report barriers to access

If you notice barriers to access on our website, or would like to receive information about how we are making it accessible, you can contact our online editorial team. We are very grateful for information and suggestions for improvement.

  •  Ina  Schwanse

    Ina Schwanse

    Press Office
    Member of the Advisory Council for Equal Opportunities
    Web Editor | Social Media
    Rößlersches Haus – Administration Building
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Enforcement Procedure

If you believe that we have not handled your feedback in a satisfactory manner, you can contact the Thuringian enforcement office:

Thuringian State Officer for People with Disabilities
Werner Seelenbinder Straße 6
99096 Erfurt
Tel.: +49 361 | 573 811 741
Email: vz_bmb(at)tmasgff.thueringen.de
Website: www.thueringen.de/th10/bb