Accessibility Statement

Information about this website’s accessibility

This accessibility statement applies to the website under the domain of The ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research is committed to making the website 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).

Compliance with accessibility regulations

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 17 November 2023.
This website is only partly compliant with the aforementioned requirements due to the non-compliances listed below.

Which parts of this website are not fully accessible?


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.


Accordion elements cannot yet be accessed by keyboard.

PDF documents

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.