Disability Access Statement

The Kiel University of Applied Sciences endeavours to make its website accessible in accordance with the national legislation implementing Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and European Council.

This declaration of accessibility (status: 23rd Nov 2020) applies to the version of this website currently available on the Internet (, but not to other websites and subdomains. It refers to the BITV/WCAG self-assessment of 23rd November 2020.

This website is currently being revised. A BITV/WCAG test will be conducted by an independent testing agency for the forthcoming relaunched website.

Which areas are not accessible?

The following areas are deemed not (fully) accessible:

  • Videos: most videos have automatic subtitles from YouTube
    For newly uploaded videos, the UAS Kiel endeavours to submit audio descriptions as soon as possible after publication
  • PDF documents: due to the substantial number of documents, these are gradually being revised to become accessible. PDF files posted later will be created in accessible versions or gradually replaced by them
  • Alt texts: not all included images and tables contain descriptive alternative text
  • Titles: headings are occasionally missing in the correct order
  • Simple language: explanations in simple language are not yet available
  • Sign language: explanations in sign language are not yet available

Report inaccessibility! Feedback on accessibility

Have you noticed any deficiencies in accessing the content of Please send us an e-mail.

Complaints Procedure

The state representative for people with disabilities has a complaints office in accordance with § 12 LBGG [Disability Equality Act]. The complaints office has the task of resolving conflicts between people with disabilities and public authorities in the state.

You can involve the complaints office if you are not satisfied with the answers from the contact option above. It is not about finding winners or losers. Rather, the aim is to find a solution to a problem together and out of court with the help of the complaints office.

The complaints procedure is free of charge. You do not need legal advice either.

On the website of the Complaints Office you will find all the information about the procedure. There you can read how a complaints procedure works.

You can reach the Complaints Office at the following address:

Complaints Office under the Disability Equality Act with the State Representative for People with Disabilities

Office address:
Karolinenweg 1
24105 Kiel

Mailing address:
PO Box 7121|
24171 Kiel