Accessibility Statement

We make every effort to ensure that the website of the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) is accessible. The declaration on accessibility is required by the Bremen Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities Act. The technical requirements for accessibility are derived from BITV 2.0.

This statement on digital accessibility applies to

How accessible is the offer?

This offer is only partially accessible. The requirements of BITV 2.0 are only partially met.

Which areas are not accessible?

The following areas are not accessible for the following reasons: Incompatibility with BITV 2.0

Partial areas that are not or not yet barrier-free:

1. Barrier: Texts in graphics

a. Description

On the homepage and some website pages graphics are used - for example images such as the button to subscribe to the newsletter on the homepage

b. Measures

The newsletter and the corresponding form to subscribe to the newsletter can also be accessed from the website menu.

2. Barrier: Forms

a. Description

Not all forms on the website are accessible.

b. Measures

When creating new forms, care will taken to ensure that they are accessible.

3. Barrier: Missing labels

a. Description

Some fields/functions are not labeled, such as the search form on the home page.

b. Action

Where possible, these should subsequently be labeled.

4. Barrier: PDF

a. Description

PDFs on the website are not accessible.

b. Measures

When creating new PDFs, care is taken to ensure that they are accessible. This does not apply to documents and PDF files that have been made available to us by third parties and represent an additional offer. It does not apply to PDF content is also available as an HTML alternative, such as the PDF Flyers on research projects, information flyers about the ZMT etc.

5. Barrier: Missing alternative texts

a. Description

For some visual elements a corresponding alternative text is missing.

b. Measures

In the future, an alternative text will be entered for visual elements.

Disproportionate burden

Pages that are not acceessible, as it would be a disproportionate burden (BremBGG § 13 (5)):

1. Texts

a. Description

Texts in simple language are available for the description of the institute and the navigation of the website. No further texts in simple language.

Explanation why disproportionate burden exists.

Scientific texts can only partially be broken down into simple language. In most cases, they are addressed to a specialized audience with relevant prior knowledge. The use of relevant specialist terminology and expressions in some areas of the Internet offering is due to the target groups using it and, in part, to their previous scientific training. This is the case, for example, in project descriptions (Research/Current Projects). Nevertheless, the editors strive for clear comprehensibility in the wording of the texts.

2. Graphics with text

On some pages there are graphics with text.

Explanation of why disproportionate burden is present.

The graphics / illustrations are mostly used to illustrate scientific processes, most of which are described in the text, but are generally aimed at a specialist audience with appropriate prior knowledge.

When and how was the accessibility statement created?

This statement was created on 23/9/2020, revised on 20/1/2022 and checked again on 2/11/2023.

The technical review of accessibility was conducted by:

ZMT (Press and Public Relations) and Jansen Internet Lösungen.

Reporting accessibilty issues?

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If your contact with the public body was not successful, you can contact the Central Office for Accessible Information Technology. This also provides further information on enforcement.

Contact of the Central Office for Accessible Information Technology

If your contact with the public body was not successful, you can contact the Central Office for Accessible Information Technology which provides further information.