The zfh - Zentrum für Fernstudien im Hochschulverbund aims to make its websites and mobile applications accessible. The legal basis is the "Landesgesetz zur Gleichstellung, Inklusion und Teilhabe von Menschen mit Behinderung" (state law on equality, inclusion and participation of people with disabilities) and the "Barrierefreie-Informationstechnik-Verordnung Rheinland-Pfalz, BITV RP" (barrier-free information technology regulation of Rhineland-Palatinate).
This accessibility statement applies to the central website of the zfh: www.zfh.de
State of compatibility with the requirements
This website is partially compatible with the BITV RP.
- Some graphics, objects and operating elements are not yet or not sufficiently provided with informative alternative text.
- Contrast of graphics, graphic control elements and text are in some cases insufficient.
- HTML structural elements for headlines and lists are not always sufficient or usefully structured.
- Empty alt attributes for layout graphics are not yet set sufficiently so that purely decorative graphics are not hidden everywhere.
- Link text is not always very informative.
- Some of the labels of form elements are not identifiable.
- Assistance on input errors is in part not sufficiently informative.
- Syntax may not always be correct.
- Moving content such as the slider on the start page cannot be turned off.
- There is as yet no explanation of the main content of the website, notes on navigation and main content of the accessibility statement in sign language and easy-to-understand language.
- For videos and audios, only few audio transcriptions or subtitles are available.
Reasons for non-accessible content
The zfh website is very extensive and complex and was completely relaunched on 1st August 2022. The individual website sections are managed decentrally by many different, sometimes rapidly changing editors. The information and training of these editors is a lengthy and ongoing process.
The zfh website is being continuously developed. In the course of this, existing barriers are being removed. Updating the functions is associated with high costs and thus constitutes a disproportionate burden.
The following content does not fall within the scope of the applicable legislation:
- documents from office applications (e.g. PDF documents) that have been newly published and are not required for the active administrative procedures,
- videos and audios adopted by the cooperating universities.