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Digital Accessibility Declaration


Accessibility is important to us. That's why we strive to design our websites and applications to be accessible. We are constantly working on making our website accessible in accordance with the Accessible Information and Communication Technology Act Berlin (BIKTG Bln) and the Accessible Information Technology Ordinance (BITV 2.0).

This declaration on digital accessibility applies to the website

When was the accessibility declaration created or updated?

This declaration was created or last revised on 19/05/2021.

Compliance with the standards of accessible design was checked by the web agency XIMA MEDIA GmbH. The test was based on the 60 test steps of the BITV test.

How accessible is the website?

This website is partially accessible. The reason for this is, in particular, a disproportionate burden according to § 4 para. 3 of the BIKTG Bln due to the complexity and size of the website. We are currently working on the implementation and especially on the improvement of accessibility. Especially in the case of supplements and revisions, accessible design is always taken into account during the planning, development, tendering and procurement phases.

Which areas are not accessible?

HTML structural elements: The hierarchy of headings embedded on the pages is not always clear, or in some cases duplicated. In addition, there is an insufficient structuring of skippable elements. The necessary adjustments of the data tables and markups will be revised.

Link and alternative texts: Currently, there are not always meaningful alternative texts for some links and control elements. These are currently being revised.

Contrasts: Colours and contrasts of coloured texts as well as buttons and control elements are insufficient in some instances.

PDF documents: Some PDF documents are currently partially inaccessible.

Keyboard control: Keyboard control is not yet implemented for all elements of the website due to missing or insufficient focus highlighting. The menus and filters cannot be opened without using the mouse.

Keyboard focus: When selecting buttons, no clear keyboard focus is yet apparent.

Context changes: When using filters, the page is currently reloaded, the functionality should be checked.

Navigation: The main navigation is checked for consistency.

Who can you contact with comments or questions about digital accessibility?

You can provide us with your accessibility feedback using the email form for reporting inaccessible elements or by emailing barrierefrei [at]

Contacting Berlin State Commissioner for Digital Accessibility
You can contact the Berlin State Commissioner for Digital Accessibility for help or to enforce your accessibility rights if no satisfactory solution has been found after you have contacted us. More information and how to contact the State Commissioner you can find here.

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