The Faculty for Health Sciences is engaged in ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are constantly improving the user-friendliness of all applications and strive to harmonise our provision with the Brandenburg Accessible Information Technology Ordinance (BbgBITV).

This accessibility declaration applies to the central web presence of the Faculty for Health Sciences – and its intranet.

This declaration does not apply to project websites and web services of organisational units of the Faculty, which operate their own web presences.

Efforts to support accessibility

The Faculty for Health Sciences has taken the following measures to ensure accessibility:

  • Digital accessibility is part of our mission statement.
  • Accessibility is part of our internal guidelines.
  • Within the institution, there are clear goals and responsibilities

Conformity status

Partially compliant: this application is partially compliant with the requirements of EN 301 549.

Assessment method: self-assessment

Date of creation: 2021
Last inspection: 2021

Known accessibility problems

Despite our efforts, certain problems may arise during use.

This is a description of the known non-accessible content. Please contact us if you find a problem that has not been listed.

  • Outside the main pages, alternative text content for images and tables is somewhat lacking.
  • There may be errors in the structure and content hierarchy or inks.
  • Not all documents have an accessible version.
  • Most videos have no subtitled or audio description.
  • Alternatives for audio files and silent videos are largely or completely lacking.
  • Maps are currently not accessible.
  • Online forms are largely not accessible.  
  • Moving content (so-called “sliders”) cannot be switched off.
  • The homepage extension for “simple language” is currently still being worked on.
  • Web services requiring registration are partially not accessible.


As a Faculty, we have an extensive, diverse web presence and operate complex, central web applications with many participants. Our web presence and central applications were published in 2021 and do not meet the current standard for accessibility.
Various documents for office use (e.g. PDF files) have not been able to be fully converted, because of their variety and complexity.

We are working on providing our web content and documents in an accessible format.

Support for students and employees

  • Students with health impairments are aided by the support teams at the supporting universities
  • Employees are supported by the officers for severely disabled people at the supporting universities

Feedback mechanism

You can tell us about existing defects in our compliance with accessibility requirements. Non-accessible information can be requested in an accessible format.

Implementation process

If a question about accessibility remains fully or partially unanswered for three weeks or if the answer is not acceptable to you, the public ombudsman can be requested to determine if measures relating to official monitoring are required.

Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, Integration and Consumer Protection of the State of Brandenburg
State Officer for the Needs of People with Disabilities – Enforcement Office –

Henning-von-Tresckow-Straße 2-13, Bldg. S, 14467 Potsdam

Formal approval of this accessibility declaration

Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Dr. Peter Kostädt

Potsdam, 16 September 2020

Joint faculty
The University of Potsdam, the Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane and the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg