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Accessibility

Declaration on Accessibility

The Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH strives to make its website accessible in accordance with the Lower Saxony Disability Equality Act (NBGG) implementing Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

This accessibility statement applies to the website www.dsmz.de.

Status of compatibility with the requirements

This website and the content published on it are partially compatible with the requirements of the harmonized European standard EN 301 549.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is not accessible for the following reasons:

  • PDF documents embedded in the web presence
  • Videos embedded on the website
  • Graphics embedded on the website
  • Some areas and content elements of the web pages (template elements)

Reason

  • Due to the large number of provided PDF documents created before 23/09/2018, they could not be converted into an accessible format so far. They will be successively adapted.
  • It has not yet been possible to provide the videos with an audio description. Here, too, an adaptation is being planned.
  • Documents provided by third parties (e.g., other organizations, ministries, etc.) are not accessible in some cases.
  • Some areas and content elements of the websites (template elements) are not yet fully accessible. These accessibility restrictions will be successively eliminated as far as possible in the course of continuous updates.

Creation of this accessibility statement

This statement was created on August 30, 2019. The assessment is based on a self-assessment based on test steps from the BITV test.

Feedback and contact details

You can report deficiencies regarding compliance with accessibility requirements via the following contact:

Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH
Inhoffenstraße 7 B
38124 Braunschweig
GERMANY

Phone: +49 (0) 531-2616-0
Fax: +49 (0) 531-2616-418
Email: contact(at)dsmz.de

Conciliation procedure

If you do not receive satisfactory answers from the above contact option, you can apply to the conciliation board, set up at the state commissioner for people with disabilities in Lower Saxony, to initiate a conciliation procedure in accordance with the Lower Saxony Disability Equality Act (NBGG).

The conciliation board according to § 9 d NBGG has the task of settling disputes between people with disabilities and public bodies of the state of Lower Saxony, on the topic of accessibility in IT. The conciliation procedure is free of charge. No legal counsel needs to be involved.

You can contact the arbitration board directly by phone: +49 (0)511-120-4010 or email: schlichtungsstelle(at)ms.niedersachsen.de.