Statement on Accessibility

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) strives to produce the website of the BfR Academy ( in accordance with the German Act on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz - BGG) and the regulation for the creation of barrier-free information technology according to the Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities Act (Barrierefreie-Informationstechnik-Verordnung - BITV 2.0).

This Accessibility Declaration applies to the version of this website currently available on the internet ( The BfR Academy endeavours to make its website accessible without barriers in accordance with the requirements of the BITV.

Status of compatibility with requirements

This website has been subjected to a BITV 2.0 self-test. According to our own assessment, this website is largely compatible with the requirements of the harmonised European standard EN 301 549 V2.1.2 (08-2018).

The following content is not accessible or is only partially accessible. An improvement of accessibility is planned and will be implemented step by step, if possible.

PDF downloads posted before September 2018 do not fall within the scope of the applicable legislation and are not accessible. PDF files posted later will be produced in an accessible version or will be endeavoured to be replaced by one as soon as possible.

Videos and audios posted before September 2020 do not fall within the scope of the applicable legislation. They were generally posted without subtitles, text alternatives or audio description.

Alternatives for captchas: Not met. For login and registration, the BfR Academy uses captchas for security reasons. Alternative texts for this and a non-image-based alternative are missing.

Automatically sent PDF invoices: Not met. PDF invoices are not accessible. Currently, we are not aware of a technically satisfactory solution. Essential contents of the invoice are already contained in the e-mail text of the order confirmation (order content, amount, tax details, transfer details). Alternatively, customers who have created an account can view the contents of the invoice under "Recent orders" (click on the relevant order) at the top of the page "Invoices".

Report barrier! Feedback on accessibility

Have you noticed any deficiencies in the accessibility of the content of If so, please feel free to contact us. Please use the contact options at

Creation of this accessibility statement

This declaration was created on 24.04.2021. It is based on a BITV2.0 self-test.


The Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to Persons with Disabilities oversees an Arbitration Service in accordance with Section 16 BGG. The Arbitration Service has the task of resolving conflicts between people with disabilities and public authorities of the federal government.

You can turn to the Arbitration Service if you are not satisfied with the answers from the contact options mentioned above. The role of the board is not to create winners and losers. Rather, the aim is to find a joint solution to a problem and out of court with the help of the Arbitration Service.

Arbitration is free of charge. Legal counsel is not required.

You can find all the information about arbitration on the website of the Arbitration Service. There you can read how arbitration works and how you can apply for it. You can also submit your application in simple language or in 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
10117 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 18 527 - 2805
Fax: +49 30 18 527 - 2901