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Declaration of Accessibility

The Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities strives to make its website and mobile applications accessible in accordance with the Barrier-Free Information Technology Ordinance (BITV 2.0) and the Disability Equality Act (BGG) by implementing Directive (EU) 2016/2102.

This declaration applies to the present website of the Union of Academies as well as to its mobile application.


Status of Implementation

Currently, this website is partially barrier-free. The requirements of BITV 2.0 have been partially met.

To date, the following areas have been identified as not yet fully accessible:

  • The PDF documents offered for download are not created according to barrier-free standards.
  • Some of the embedded videos do not have subtitles.
  • Some heading elements are not consistent with the HTML structure.
  • A description of the website in plain language is currently still in progress.

The Union of Academies is working to find a solution to the barriers listed.

This statement was created on 28 March 2022. Last updated: 14 February 2023

Reporting Barriers:

For questions and feedback, or if you would like to report barriers, please contact the head of the Berlin office, Dr Annette Schaefgen:

Telephone: 030 / 325 98 73 -70

Contact the Digital Accessibility Enforcement Agency of Public Authorities in Rheinland-Pfalz


Telephone: 06131 / 16 5342
Enforcement Agency Website