Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) seeks to make its websites and mobile applications accessible in accordance with Article 10, par. 1 of the State Equal Opportunities for People with Disabilities Act (L-BGG). The following declaration on accessibility applies to the website www.kit.edu and all subdomains created with the OpenText central content management system.

1.    Status of Compliance with the Requirements

This website is partly in compliance with Article 10, par. 1, L-BGG. 

2.    Inaccessible Contents

Since there are numerous editors at KIT, the accessibility aspects cannot always be guaranteed. However, we constantly strive to improve accessibility and to train and sensitize the editors.

Due to a disproportionate burden (according to Article 10, par. 2, L-BGG), the following contents are inaccessible or partly accessible only:

  • PDF documents embedded in the website have not yet been converted into an accessible format.
  • Videos embedded in the website partly do not contain any subtitle.
  • For audio files, no alternative text form is available. 

3.    Date of Issue

This declaration was issued on September 09, 2020.

4.    Feedback and Contact Data

The contents of our web appearance is to be equally accessible for people with a disability. In case you encounter inaccessibilities on our websites and in our mobile applications, help us: Send us an information and a description of the inaccessibility using the contact form or by electronic mail to internetredaktion∂sek.kit.edu.

Further contact data: 

  • Contact form
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    Strategic Development and Communication
    Corporate Communications Group
    Kaiserstraße 12
    76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
    Phone: +49 (0)721/608-41105
    Email: internetredaktion∂sek.kit.edu 

5.    Enforcement Procedure

To ensure that the website www.kit.edu meets the requirements outlined in Article 10, par. 1, L-BGG, contact us using the contact form or by electronic mail and give a feedback. The contact data can be found in Section 4 above.

If you do not receive any reply of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology within the period defined in Article 8, cl. 1, L-BGG-DVO or if our reply is not satisfactory, contact the Conciliation Office according to the Equal Opportunities for People with Disabilities Act (BGG) of the Commissioner of the Federal Government for the Needs of People with Disabilities. 

The Commissioner of the State Government for the Needs of People with Disabilities can be reached as follows: 

Landes-Behindertenbeauftragte (State Commissioner for the Needs of People with Disabilities) Stephanie Aeffner:
+49 (0)711/279-3358

Geschäftsstelle der Landes-Behindertenbeauftragten (Office of the State Commissioner for the Needs of People with Disabilities):
+49 (0)711/279-3360

Else-Josenhans-Straße 6
70173 Stuttgart

The contact data of the responsible municipal Commissioner for the Needs of People with Disabilities can be found on the website of the city or district, in which you have your permanent residence. 

Please note the right of collective regress according to Article 12, par. 1, cl. 1, No. 4, L-BGG.