Accessibility Statement regarding our Business and Human Rights E-Learning Course

The German Institute for Human Rights endeavours to make its website accessible without barriers in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Disability Equality Act (BGG) and the Barrier-Free Information Technology Ordinance (BITV 2.0) implementing Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

This declaration on accessibility (as of 31.10.2023) applies to the version of this website ( currently accessible on the Internet and developed in accordance with valid Internet standards.

This website is compliant with the following standards and requirements:

  • valid CSS,

  • valid HTML code,

  • requirements of BITV 2.0 and the harmonised standards mentioned therein.

Note: Some of the explanations to be provided on the entry page currently don’t conform with the full extent of the standards but will be will be completed as soon as possible:

  • declaration on accessibility (currently available in standard language, versions in both International Sign Language and Easy Read English in preparation)
  • explanations of the main contents (International Sign Language and Easy Read English in preparation)
  • explanations of navigation (International Sign Language and Easy Read English in preparation)


If you wish to inform us about existing barriers or deficiencies regarding access to the content, please get in touch with us, detailing the barrier you encountered and indicating exactly where you encountered it: web(at)

Arbitration Service

If no satisfactory solution has been found after your feedback to the above contact, you can turn to the arbitration board pursuant to Section 16 of the German Act on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (BGG). The BGG arbitration board is tasked with supporting out-of-court settlement of disputes regarding the issue of accessibility between persons with disabilities and public institutions.

The arbitration process is free of charge. No legal representation is required.

Further information on the arbitration process and the opportunity to submit an application are available on the arbitration board’s website.

You can contact the BGG arbitration board directly at info[at]

The contents of this website is also available via web reader, in German plain language, and in German sign language.

You can reach the conciliation board under the following address:

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

Mail: info[at]

Telephone: 030 185 272 805
Fax number: 030 185 272 901

You can also complain using an online form on the internet (in German).

It is also possible to contact the conciliation body using SQAT (Signing Question and Answer Tool) (in German).


Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte
Zimmerstraße 26/27
10969 Berlin

Telephone: 030 259 359 - 0
Fax number: 030 259 359 - 59

Mail: info(at)

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