Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is committed to making the websites of its domain “” as accessible to all users as possible. The legal basis for this is the State Law on Equal Opportunities for Disabled Persons (Landesgesetz zur Gleichstellung behinderter Menschen, LGGBehM) and the Act on Equal Opportunities of Persons with Disabilities of Rhineland-Palatinate (Barrierefreie-Informationstechnik-Verordnung Rheinland-Pfalz, BITV RP).

This statement was created on September 23, 2020.

The websites of the domain “” are currently designed to be as accessible as possible within the scope of technical feasibility. During the upcoming university-wide website relaunch, the aim will be to further adapt the layout and ensure accessibility for all. Earlier adjustments to the design of the website than that planned would represent a disproportionate burden on Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz as defined in Art. 7 Para. 3 LGGBehM, thus making it currently exempt from the obligation to provide the accessibility specified in Art. 7 Para. 1 LGGBehM.

If you have any concerns relating to website accessibility, please contact:

Professor Franz Rothlauf
Chief Information Officer
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
55099 Mainz

If you still consider yourself disadvantaged after the university’s response to your feedback, you may contact the State Representative for the Concerns of Disabled Persons:

Ellen Kubica
State Representative for the Concerns of Disabled Persons
Ministry for Social Affairs, Labor, Health, and Demography in Rhineland-Palatinate
Bauhofstra├če 9
55116 Mainz
phone: +49 6131 16-5342
fax: +49 6131 16-175342
email: (in German)