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Accessibility statement

Berlin Universities Publishing is committed to ensuring its web presence is as accessible as possible for all users. The legal basis for this accessibility statement is provided by the Law on Accessible Information and Communication Technologies of the State of Berlin (Barrierefreie-IKT-Gesetz Berlin BIKTGBln as of March 4th, 2019), which implements the Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the European Council.  Requirements for web content accessibility and accessibility statements are defined by the current Ordinance on Accessible Information Technologies (BITV).

This accessibility statement documents the current state of accessibility of the web presence hosted under berlin-universities-publishing.de.

How accessible is the web presence?

Compatibility with the requirements of BITV

This accessibility statement is based on a self-assessment.

The above mentioned web presence is largely accessible but not completely compliant with the technical requirements as defined by BITV 2.0.

The accessibility of the above mentioned web presence is based on guidelines provided by the Freie Universität Berlin.

Content with limited accessibility

The content listed below provides only limited accessibility:

Web pages

  • Operability of the web site by keyboard is feasible. However, the keyboard focus is not always visible. In some places the order of tabular steps could be optimized.
  • In certain combinations the color contrast may be slightly lower than the standard defined by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Published content

  • PDF files are currently not completely accessible.

Date of accessibility statement

This statement was written on February 2nd, 2022.

This statement was last updated on February 2nd, 2022.

Feedback and contact

The content of our web presence should be equally accessible for people with disabilities and people who may have temporary or ongoing difficulty in accessing web content due to individual circumstances. Should you notice any accessibility issues with our web presence, please let us know!

Get in touch via our email address, webmaster@berlin-universities-publishing.de, and send us a short description of the problem together with the full website address.

Freie Universität Berlin
Universitätsbibliothek - Team Wissenschaftliches Publizieren und Open Access
Garystr. 39
14195 Berlin
E-Mail: webmaster@berlin-universities-publishing.de

Enforcement procedure and contacting the Officer for Digital Accessibility for the State of Berlin

If you do not receive a response from Berlin Universities Publishing within a month of contacting us, or if our response does not adequately address your concerns, you may also contact the Officer for Digital Accessibility for the State of Berlin.