Declaration on accessibility

Information on the accessibility of these web pages in accordance with § 9b NBGG and on related contact options.

Hannover Medical School (MHH) aims to make its website accessible in accordance with national legislation implementing Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

This declaration on accessibility (status: July 2022) applies to the version of this website currently accessible on the internet and refers to the test result of the State of Lower Saxony according to the BITV (Barrier-free Information Technology Ordinance) test procedure of 05.08.2020.

Status of the website's compatibility with the requirements for barrier-free information technology:

The website only partially meets the requirements of BITV 2.0.

Non-accessible content
We are working on improving the accessibility of the MHH website. For this we ask for your patience, as on the one hand a large number of web pages are affected and on the other hand changes in programming are necessary for accessibility.

There are deficits here in particular:

  • Text alternatives and subtitles are sometimes missing for videos.
  • The operability of the pages via the keyboard is only possible to a limited extent.
  • In some cases, the names of input fields in forms are not clear.
  • Graphics with font elements sometimes have no alternative texts.
  • Some of the HTML structural elements do not take hierarchical order into account, e.g. there are irregularities in the heading hierarchies.
  • Contrasts of graphics, control elements, texts and focus highlights are too low.
  • Text elements can be lost when text spacing is increased.
  • Manual operation of the image slider in the header area is only possible to a limited extent.
  • Control elements can only be used to a limited extent with speech input software.
  • The burger menu does not allow uniform navigation.
  • Some PDFs are not optimally readable with a screen reader.

Contact for questions and information on digital accessibility
Head of Central Web Editing at the MHH
Telephone: +49 511-532-81583


Conciliation office

If you do not receive satisfactory answers from the above contact option, you can apply to the conciliation board, set up at the State Commissioner for People with Disabilities in Lower Saxony, to initiate conciliation proceedings in accordance with the Lower Saxony Disability Equality Act (NBGG). The conciliation board according to § 9 d NBGG has the task of settling disputes between persons with disabilities and public bodies of Lower Saxony on the topic of accessibility in IT. The conciliation procedure is free of charge. There is no need to involve a legal advisor.

You can contact the conciliation board directly at:
Telephone: +49 511/120-4010