Note on accessibility
This note on accessibility applies to the Hamburg Research Academy website (www.hra-hamburg.de).
As a public office in accordance with Directive (EU) 2016/2102, our goal is to provide a fully accessible website in keeping with the provisions of the Hamburg act on equal treatment for disabled persons (Hamburgisches Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz, HmbBGG) as well as the regulation on establishing accessible information technology for people with disabilities (Hamburgische Barrierefreie Informationstechnik-Verordnung, HmbBITVO).
The accessibility requirements come from Section 1 HmbBITVO in conjunction with Section 3 subsections 1–4 and Section 4 of the Federal accessible information technology regulation (Barrierefreie Informationstechnik-Verordnung, BITV), adopted on the basis of Section 11 of the Hamburg act on equal treatment for disabled persons (Hamburgisches Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz, HmbBGG).
Verification of compliance with the requirements is based on a self-assessment conducted between 16 June 2020 and 22 September 2020. According to this assessment, the website is only partially compliant due to the following inconsistencies.
The content listed below is not accessible for the following reasons:
- The web application Research Map (Forschungslandkarte) is not accessible. However, we have prepared an alternative, accessible overview of the higher education institutions that are members of the Hamburg Research Academy.
- The PDF file of the HRA brochure is not entirely accessible. However, the institution’s profile and activities as well as the complete semester program can also be found on the website.
- There are no transcriptions for audio recordings of past events. As an alternative, accessible option, we have written reports of the events available that you can request. The audio recordings are embedded in the respective reports.
- External documents to which links are provided may not be accessible.
Date of creation or last update of the note on accessibility
This note on accessibility was prepared on 22 September 2020 and last reviewed on 22 September 2020.
Report accessibility problems: contact for feedback
Would you like to inform us about existing accessibility problems or ask for information about making content accessible? Contact us with your feedback and to receive further information at +49 40 42838-4849 or office"AT"hra-hamburg.de.
If you are unable to find a satisfactory solution, even after providing feedback to the address provided above, you may contact the ombudsperson’s office provided for in Section 13a HmbBGG. This ombudperson is tasked with fostering an extra-judicial resolution for conflicts between persons with a disability and public offices. The arbitration procedure is free. Legal counsel is not required.
The Senate Chancellery is currently performing the role of ombudsperson until such time as the office has been established.
Contact hours: Tel: +49 40 42823-2057 Mon: 10–11 am