Declaration on accessibility
(21.09.2021 Status of the declaration)
Information on the accessibility of these websites in accordance with § 9b NBGG and on related contact options.
This accessibility statement applies to http://www.ms.niedersachsen.de.
These web pages are in compliance with the specifications of the harmonised European standard
EN 301 549 V2.1.2 (08-2018) largely compatible.
Alternative texts for control elements
- Not all graphics functions are labelled. Some graphic switches have neither a visible nor an invisible designation. Blind people can therefore not orientate themselves by the information transmitted by screen readers.
- The designation of embedded video graphics is not clear for blind people. They cannot orientate themselves on the basis of the information transmitted.
- Not all graphic links are clearly labelled for blind people.
- When changing the browser background colour, some important functions or markings disappear.
- The hierarchy of the HTML heading elements used is illogical. A subdivision of the website with the structural elements h1 to h6 is not given. The structure lacks areas such as the menu area, service area, content area and footer area. This makes orientation difficult for blind users.
- Information in list form is not implemented as lists in the source code.
- This makes accessibility difficult for blind people, as they cannot use screen reader functions to select and skip lists and list items.
- Not all text passages/paragraphs are marked with suitable HTML structural elements.
- Data tables are not always structured correctly, which makes it difficult for blind people to retrieve information in a targeted manner. When reading out the
- Content cannot be read out in logical sequence using a screen reader.
- Not all input fields have an autocomplete attribute implemented, which can simplify the input of data, especially for people with motor impairments, by offering input suggestions that can simply be accepted.
- The contrast of the text colour to the background colour is not sufficient in all cases; this makes it more difficult for visually impaired persons in particular to recognise the texts and thus to retrieve information.
- If the browser width is reduced, not all functions may be accessible from the keyboard.
- Not all functions and contents can be accessed or operated using the keyboard. Not all functions can be accessed using the tab key. The TAB sequence is not always comprehensible, as invisible elements are controlled. People with motor impairments sometimes find it difficult to orientate themselves in parts of a page. In keyboard navigation, the focus is not always clearly visible. This makes it more difficult for people with motor impairments to find their way around the keyboard navigation.
- The main language of the web pages is not indicated in the source text. This can make it difficult to retrieve information, especially when using screen reader software.
- Not all technical terms on the page have been adapted to the language of the website in the source text. This can make it difficult to retrieve information, especially when using screen reader software.
- Not all error messages are displayed in such a way that they can be read by screen readers. In some cases there are no notes and
- Labels describing necessary user input. - Within the web portal, the source text is not consistently valid; there are errors in the HTML syntax.
- For some components such as area openers/closers, the name and role are not recognisable. Also, the name and state of the components are not correctly communicated to screen readers, making them unusable for blind users.
- The breadcrumb is not recognised as such by screen readers. For blind people, they are just normal links. The corresponding marking in the source text is missing.
- Content status messages are not programmatically determinable, so they cannot be output by assistive technology without maintaining focus
- The character height does not consistently comply with the ergonomic specifications, which makes it difficult to read.
- Some of the integrated documents are not barrier-free.
The listed contents are not barrier-free for the following reasons:
The web presence of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and
Equality is aligned with the EU Directive 2016/2102 on the implementation of the Accessible
Internet of public bodies has been adapted and optimised. The identified deficits and shortcomings are currently in a continuous improvement process that is being successively worked through.
Preparation of this Accessibility Statement
This statement was prepared on 21 September 2021. The assessment is based on a self-assessment.
Feedback and contact details
You can report deficiencies in terms of compliance with accessibility requirements via the following contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Arbitration procedure
In case of unsatisfactory answers from the above contact option, you can
You can contact the conciliation board set up by the state commissioner for people with disabilities.
Disabilities in Lower Saxony, an application for the initiation of a
The applicant must submit a request for arbitration in accordance with the Lower Saxony Act on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (NBGG).
The conciliation board according to § 9 d NBGG has the task of settling disputes between persons with disabilities and public bodies of the state of Lower Saxony, to
topic of accessibility in IT, to be enclosed. The conciliation procedure is free of charge. No legal counsel needs to be involved.
You can contact the conciliation board directly at:
Supplementary information (optional content according to Implementing Decision (EU)
2018/1523 of the Commission)
www.ms.niedersachsen.de goes beyond the
The content goes beyond the legally required level of accessibility, and in some cases also fulfils the criteria of WCAG Priority AAA: Multimedia content is largely provided with subtitles (audio description) and sign language. In addition, you will find content in easy language in the "Easy Language" section.
Date of publication of the website or mobile application: 17 January 2012