Declaration on Accessibility

ZB MED – Information Center for Life Sciences strives to ensure that its websites comply with the EU Directives 2016/2102 barrier-free access. The following declaration on accessibility documents the implementation status for the websites of the subdomains, and according to the „Verordnung zur Schaffung barrierefreier Informationstechnik nach dem Behindertengleichstellungsgesetzt Nordrhein-Westfalen“

Status of compatibility with the requirements

The websites listed above are partially accessible. They are not yet completely compatible with the technical requirements according to the BITV 2.0 regulation

The declaration is based on a self-assessment.

The contents listed below are only accessible to a limited extent. An improvement is planned:

  • The PDF documents embedded on the websites are not accessible. As there are many files involved, it will take some time to correct the problem.
  • The websites can be operated using the keyboard, but there is a need to optimise the keyboard focus and the sequence.
  • Videos integrated into the website do not have audio description and subtitles. If the videos are integrated via the YouTube platform, it is possible to show automated subtitles.
  • Alternative texts for graphics and control elements are partly missing. They are to be added successively.


Feedback and Contact

Have you noticed shortcomings in the accessibility of the contents of the websites? Get in contact with us!


Person of trust for disabled people

Send an e-mail to


Enforcement Procedure

We endeavour to answer your enquiries within a reasonable period of time.

If you still have not received an answer to your accessibility request or have received an inadequate answer, you can call in the Ombudsman's Office for Accessible Information Technology of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is assigned to the State Government Commissioner for People with Disabilities in North Rhine-Westphalia. Send an e-mail to


Creation of this Accessibility Statement

This declaration was created on: September 15, 2020

The statement was last reviewed on: September 29, 2020