The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, which is responsible for this website, is committed to making its website accessible in accordance with national legislation implementing Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
This accessibility statement (as of 18th May 2021) applies to the version of the website civic-coding.decurrently online.
An assessment of compliance with the requirements of BITV 2.0 has not been carried out at this point. Therefore, the accessibility of the site cannot be guaranteed. A review of BITV 2.0 is currently underway. The test results will be published here and considered in the further revision.
The following content is currently not accessible:
- Subtitles or alternative text are currently not consistently available for embedded videos.
- As external sources, embedded video players are not always barrier-free.
he website is currently a preliminary version and still contains barriers. For the transitional period, the BMAS invokes the exemption under § 12a section 6 BGG, as the interest in information outweighs the interest in complete accessibility in the balancing of interests for this period as an exception. The website is urgently required for the provision of information and existing barriers will be removed as quickly as possible. Not publishing the site before it is completely accessible would be more disadvantageous overall.
Should information not be accessible to you due to existing barriers, please contact us. We will then endeavour to provide you with the information in a way that is accessible to you.
The requirements of accessibility are derived from §§ 12a ff BGG and §§ 3 sections 1 to 4 and 4 of BITV 2.0, which was enacted on the basis of § 12d BGG.
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You can also send us your concerns in German Sign Language (DGS).
You can also contact us by mail or by telephone:
Policy Lab Digital, Work & Society at the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Phone: +49 30 18 527-0
If you want to send us a De-Mail, you can send it to poststelle[at]bmas.de-mail.de
You can find out more about De-Mail on the website of the Federal Government Commissioner for Information Technology..
The Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to Persons with Disabilities has an Arbitration Service pursuant to Section 16 of the German Act on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (BGG). The Arbitration Service is responsible to resolve conflicts between people with disabilities and public bodies of the Federal Government.
You can involve the Arbitration Service if you are not satisfied with the answers you receive from the above-mentioned contact options. The aim is not to find winning or losing parties. The aim is rather to find a solution to a problem together and without going to court, with the help of the Arbitration Service.
The arbitration procedure is free of charge. You do not need legal advice.
You can find all the information about the arbitration procedure on the conciliation body's website. It explains how an arbitration procedure works and how to submit a request for arbitration. You can also submit the request in simple language or in German Sign Language.
You can reach the Arbitration Service at the following address:
Arbitration Service of the Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to Persons with Disabilities