This accessibility statement applies to the website under the domain of zew.de. The ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research is committed to making the website www.zew.de accessible in accordance with the Act on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz – BGG) and the Accessible Information Technology Ordinance (Barrierefreie Informationstechnik-Verordnung – BITV 2.0).
The accessibility requirements arise from Section 3 Articles 1–4 and Section 4 of the BITV 2.0, which was implemented on the basis of Section 12d of the BGG.
This website has been tested for compliance with these requirements by ZEW on 22 September 2020.
This website is only partly compliant with the aforementioned requirements due to the non-compliances listed below.
ZEW is constantly working to improve accessibility on its websites and to introduce further measures to eliminate barriers. The ZEW’s Media Design team is developing and implementing a step-by-step concept to reduce barriers to PDFs. New publications are designed according to accessibility criteria whenever possible.
Illustrations and control elements
- For control elements, informative or linked illustrations, suitable text alternatives or labels might not always be available.
- Keyboard focus on buttons and linked images is not clearly visible.
Accordion elements cannot yet be accessed by keyboard.
Registration form, newsletter form
Forms do not yet issue an automatic error message in case of a wrong entry and do not set the keyboard focus on the corresponding field or message.
Most PDF documents on the site are not barrier-free.
A clear hierarchy of headlines is not consistently adhered to on all websites, especially when boxes or news items are included on the page.
- The destination of HTML links may not always be evident from the link text.
- File links may not contain all the information required for accessibility.