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Digital Accessibility

Accessibility Declaration

As a public body within the scope of Directive (EU) 2016/2102, we strive to make our websites and mobile applications accessible in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Disability Equality Act (BGG) and the Accessible Information Technology Ordinance (BITV 2.0) as part of the implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/2102. The digital accessibility declaration is required by the Berlin Accessible Information and Communication Technology Act (BIKTG Bln).

This accessibility declaration applies to the Berlin Wall Foundation website published at

Status of Compatibility with Requirements

The accessibility requirements are derived from sections 3 (1) to (4) and 4 of BITV 2.0, which was issued on the basis of section 12d BGG.

The review of compliance with the requirements is based on a self-assessment conducted on March 11, 2022. Based on the review, this website is partially accessible according to WCAG 2.1 AA. The reason for this is, in particular, a disproportionate burden according to § 4 para 3 BIKTG Bln as a consequence of the complexity and size of the website. We are currently working on implementing and improving accessibility. The accessible design is always taken into account during planning, development, tendering and procurement, in particular in regard to extensions and revisions.

Which areas are not accessible?

Alternative Texts
Meaningful alternative texts are not always currently available for some images and graphics.

Keyboard Use
Individual elements of the page are not yet accessible via keyboard. Efforts are underway to remove these barriers.

Some parts of a few PDF documents are currently inaccessible.

Audio and Video Files
Currently, not all the videos embedded on the website are equipped with subtitles or transcriptions. Although YouTube offers the option of activating automatically created subtitles, this content is not always accurate.

Date of Declaration

This declaration was created or last revised on March 14, 2022.

Providing Feedback

Would you like to contact us regarding existing barriers or to request information on implementing accessibility? To provide feedback or other information, please contact our press office:  

presse [at] (presse[at]stiftung-berliner-mauer[dot]de)
Tel: +49 (0)30 213085-162

Contacting the Berlin State Commissioner for Digital Accessibility

If, after sending your feedback to the above contact, a satisfactory solution was not found, you can contact the Commissioner for Accessibility Information and Communication Technology or the State Commissioner for Digital Accessibility to request assistance or to enforce your accessibility rights. More information including how to contact the State Commissioner is available here.

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