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Declaration on accessibility

This declaration on digital accessibility applies to the website of the City of Lorsch published at the URL

As a public body within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2016/2102, we endeavor to make our websites and mobile applications accessible in accordance with the provisions of the Hessian Disability Equality Act (HessBGG) and the Hessian Ordinance on Barrier-free Information Technology (HVBIT) for the implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/2102.

Status of compatibility with the requirements

The accessibility requirements are set out in sections 3 (1) to (4) and (4) of the HVBIT, which was issued on the basis of section 14 of the HessBGG. The Bergstrasse district is working to fully meet the requirements of the applicable accessibility standards.

The verification of compliance with the requirements is based on a self-assessment carried out in the period from 19.11.2021 to 22.11.2021. The following is a list of content and functions that do not yet fully comply with this.

Incompatibility with accessibility legislation

The content listed below does not comply with the relevant legal provisions on accessibility:

  • PDF files that are offered for download on the website
  • Content in easy language and sign language is only available in a few places or not at all
  • the alternative texts for images, downloads and links are not yet stored everywhere

Disproportionate burden

The revision of the numerous non-accessible PDFs is a disproportionate burden in accordance with Section 3 (5) HVBIT. On request, we will be happy to provide you with the information you require in an accessible version. Simply send an e-mail to nflrschd.

Planned measures

The improvement of accessibility as a constant adaptation of the website from both a technical and editorial point of view is part of the regular editorial work.

  • Alternative texts for images, downloads and links are to be improved and expanded (this goal is to be achieved by the end of 2023)
  • Content should also increasingly be made available in plain language

Date of preparation of the accessibility statement

This declaration was created on 01.01.2023. It is based on a self-assessment.

Contact for comments and questions about digital accessibility

Would you like to tell us about existing barriers or ask for information on implementing accessibility? For your feedback and any further information, please contact our responsible contact person.

Contact person for accessibility at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Lorsch Monastery: To be named.

Enforcement and monitoring body for accessible information technology

If no satisfactory solution has been found even after your feedback to the above contact, you can contact the Barrier-free Information Technology Enforcement and Monitoring Body. After a period of six weeks, you have the right to contact the enforcement and monitoring body directly. With the involvement of all parties concerned, the ombudsman’s office attempts to determine the circumstances of the lack of accessibility so that the provider can rectify them.

Enforcement and monitoring body for accessible information technology

Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration

Seat: Regional Council Giessen

Prof. Dr. Erdmuthe Meyer zu Bexten
State representative for accessible IT
Head of the Enforcement and Monitoring Body
Landgraf-Philipp-Platz 1-7
35390 Giessen
Phone: +49 641 303 – 2901

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