Information on the Accessibility of this Website

The Städelschule strives to make its websites accessible in accordance with the Hessian Disability Equality Act and the Hessian Ordinance on Barrier-Free Information Technology (HVBIT). Our efforts are a constant process with the goal of achieving relative accessibility in the sense of the legal requirements (according to EU Directive 2016/2102).

Measures that Have Been Implemented

  • Syntactically correct structure of our content
  • High-contrast presentation of fonts and content elements
  • Use of responsive design to allow content to adapted on different devices - including screen readers
  • Correct use of headings to structure texts and make them easy to read
  • Implementation of website usability without mouse or touchpad 
  • Regular checks with software tools to work on technical barriers. We use the W3C Validator and Online Accessibility Checker, among others, for this purpose. Our benchmark is the WCAG 2.1 Level AA standard. 

Nevertheless, our website does not yet meet all the requirements of the Hessian Accessibility Ordinance (HVBIT).

Measures Lying Ahead of Us

  • Implementation of accessible PDF documents
  • Subtitling of videos
  • Check of image descriptions in "alt tags”
  • Production of content in plain language
  • Production of content in sign language 

Reasons for the Current Status

Digitization effects almost all areas of communication. Solutions are subject to constant change and technical advancements. Our efforts are an ongoing process. As it’s necessary for us to invest our limited resources economically – we have to set priorities. For example, when it comes to deciding between the accessible presentation of historic content and that of current information. From time to time, we have to decide which measures bring the greatest benefit - and postpone less urgent ones. We are constantly working to achieve the highest possible level of accessibility.

You Have Suggestions for Improving our Site?

Don’t hesitate to report problems of our website to our team.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Anja Cooijmans and Christian Frisch

Contact persons for accessibility issues 

Enforcement and Monitoring Office for Accessible Information Technology 

If you have a complaint and no acceptable solution is found after a six-week period, you can call in the "Enforcement and Monitoring Office for Accessible Information Technology". The ombudswoman's office will then determine the circumstances of the accessibility problem and help finding a solution. 

Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration 
Prof. Dr. Erdmuthe Meyer zu Bexten 

State Representative for Accessible IT 
Head of the Enforcement and Monitoring Office 
Landgraf-Philipp-Platz 1-7 
35390 Giessen 
+49 641 303 - 2901 

Status of this statement: March 10, 2023