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Statement on Accessibility

The website (alias of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, the Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedicines, has been designed to be as accessible as possible. The legal basis for this is the Act on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (BGG) and the Accessible Information Technology Ordinance (BITV).

The vast majority of the requirements of BITV 2.0 in the current version of summer 2019 have been implemented. The website is partially compatible with the requirements of the BITV. For this purpose, we have carried out an internal review of accessibility. Improvements are currently in progress.

Contact and Feedback

If you notice any deficiencies in the accessible design of, please contact the Press and Information Office.
Tel. +49 6013 77 1030

Where Might You Encounter Barriers?

In principle, it is possible to use the keyboard as an alternative to the website; this also applies to active reporting of a side effect using the 4-page online form. Graphics within the form are not interactive, but are purely illustrative.

The accessibility has been checked for the common browsers, the operation may be restricted when using older browser versions.

Arbitration Procedures

If you believe that you are disadvantaged by a lack of accessibility in the design of, you can contact the BGG Arbitration Service:

Arbitration Service according to the German Act on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities under the auspices of the Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to Persons with Disabilities

Mauerstraße 53
10117 Berlin
Tel. +49 30 18 527 2805

Date of issue: 28.08.2020