This accessibility statement applies to the website, published by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Accessibility on this website

As a public sector body pursuant to Directive (EU) 2016/2102, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research strives to ensure that its websites and mobile applications are accessible in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Disability Equality Act (BGG) and the Federal Ordinance on Accessible Information Technology (BITV 2.0), implementing Directive (EU) 2016/2102. 

Consistency with requirements

Accessibility requirements result from Sections 3(1-4) and 4 of the Federal Ordinance on Accessible Information Technology, adopted on the basis of Section 12d of the Federal Disability Equality Act.

Verification of compliance with requirements is based on an evaluation carried out by a testing institution.

This evaluation will be undertaken at a later point in time.
A list of non-accessible content will be provided following completion of the evaluation procedure.

Date on which the statement was created or most recently updated

This statement was created on 31 May 2021. 

Report accessibility problems: get in touch and leave feedback

Have you had any accessibility problems when visiting Please tell us about them by sending an email to

You can also contact us by post or telephone:

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Referat 724 “Meeres-, Küsten- und Polarforschung”
Postal address
Heinemannstraße 2
D-53175 Bonn
Telephone: +49 (0)2289957-0
Fax: +49 (0)2289957-83601

Arbitration procedure

The Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to Persons with Disabilities operates an arbitration service pursuant to Section 16 of the Federal Disability Equality Act. The arbitration service is responsible for resolving disputes between persons with disabilities and public bodies of the German government.

You may ask the arbitration service to intervene if you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the contacts listed above. The point is not to determine a winner or a loser; instead, the arbitration service exists to help facilitate a joint, out-of-court solution to a problem.

The arbitration procedure is free of charge, and you do not need to appoint a solicitor.

Full information on the arbitration procedure can be found on the website of the arbitration service. It sets out how an arbitration procedure is conducted and how you can submit a request for arbitration. Requests can also be submitted in simple language or German sign language

You can contact the arbitration service at the following address:

Schlichtungsstelle nach dem Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz
bei dem Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für die Belange von Menschen mit Behinderungen 
Mauerstraße 53 
D-10117 Berlin

Telephone: +49 (0)30 18 527-2805
Fax: +49 (0)30 18 527-2901