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Accessibility statement

Last modified: 08.10.2019

In accordance with Danish legislation and the EU Directive on the Accessibility of the Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies, Aalborg University is legally obligated to make the website https://www.en.aau.dk accessible.

Have you experienced non-accessible content on https://www.en.aau.dk?

If you experience non-accessible content on the website, you can contact Aalborg University at support@its.aau.dk (Att. Infoglue - Ritu).

Compliance Status

Public sector bodies must state the extent to which their website complies with the web accessibility requirements as set out in the harmonised European standard EN 301 549. Compliance status may be:

  1. The website fully complies with the standard.
  2. The website partially complies with the standard (meets most requirements).
  3. The website does not comply with the standard (does not meet most requirements)

The public sector body indicates that: The website partially complies with the standard (meets most requirements).

In addition, the public sector body must describe how they have evaluated the website. The categories are: (a) a self-assessment done by the public sector body, (b) an assessment carried out by a third party and (c) the public sector body used a different method.

The public sector body specifies the method as: a self-assessment done by the public sector body.

evaluation reports

The public sector body has the option of referring to any evaluation reports.

Non-accessible content

The public sector body has categorised the non-accessible content on this website. Under each category, there may be a number of topics that appear with headings as well as explanatory text. For example, a topic may be missing alternative texts.

According to the Danish Web Accessibility Act and the EU Directive, non-accessible content is grouped in three categories – and deals with function or content that:

  1. ​does not comply with the Danish Web Accessibility Act.
  2. does not comply with the Danish Web Accessibility Act and falls under the exception of a disproportionate burden – i.e. if it requires disproportionate work on the part of the public authority and only a few people benefit from it. An example could be a report or guidelines that are very extensive but with a small readership.
  3. the content is not within the scope of the Danish Web Accessibility Act, such as text for videos that are broadcast live.

Does not comply with the danish Accessibility act

Responsive images

Images uploaded before 15-08-2019 are not automatically responsive. Guideline 1.3.1


We use tables on some pages as this is the best layout for the given content even if these are not compatible with navigation and screen readers. Guideline 1.4.10

Keyboard Accessibility

Almost everything should be accessible using the keyboard/tab function. Some components may not work using the keyboard/tab function. Guideline 2.1.1

Disproportionate burden


Documents, including PDFs, Word documents and the like, are not marked up correctly as this is considered a disproportionate burden. Documents for AAU websites are prepared in all departments by everyone – academic, technical, and administrative staff. The number of licences to be issued to accommodate this is therefore considered a disproportionate burden. Guideline 0.2 - 5.2.4 - 5.2.5

Functions or content that is not covered by the acT

Initiatives to achieve a higher level of accessibility

The public sector body has the option of describing what they are doing to achieve a higher level of web accessibility on the website.

Description by the public sector body: "Please be aware of the legislation in connection with courses and meetings for/with the web editors. We also refer to our overview for relevant support. As mentioned previously, website review is offered for those who want it."

Enforcement of the Danish Web Accessibility Act

The Danish Agency for Digitisation oversees compliance with the Web Accessibility Act. If you find that a website does not meet the requirements, and that AAU does not respond satisfactorily to your inquiry, you may write to wa-tilsyn@digst.dk.


This statement was first published in Danish on 8th October 2019.

The statement was last revised on 8th November 2019.