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Declaration on Accessibility

The German Development Evaluation Institute (DEval) strives to make its website accessible 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 accessibility statement applies to the website
Status of compatibility with the requirements

This version of the website was published on 20.05.2021 and is currently being checked by an external service provider for the following standards:

valid CSS
valid HTML code
the conditions of the Barrier-Free Information Technology Ordinance (BITV 2.0)
the guidelines for accessible web content (WCAG 2.0)

The result of the review will be published here shortly.

Some of our reports are created as accessible PDF files.

What content is not accessible?

Older publications and PDFs cannot be subsequently revised by us and are not accessible in most cases.
Our videos on the website and on YouTube are not all subtitled.
The dynamically generated diagrams are not barrier-free.
As an alternative, barrier-free access, the complete report is available for download free of charge as a barrier-free PDF.

Accessibility at the Institute on site

The building complex - The Square TPO V - in which the German Evaluation Institute for Development Cooperation (DEval) has its offices, already takes the needs of people with disabilities into account for the most part.

The building is easily accessible by public transport.
The entrance area is barrier-free. The wide, ground-level entrance door opens and closes automatically inwards and leads into the parquet-lined foyer.
There is a disabled toilet on the ground floor.
There are two passenger lifts in the stairwell to access the other floors.
All doors in the building have a minimum width of 79 cm, but most have a width of 90cm. All corridors and passageways have a width of over one metre. Thus, all offices and rooms of the DEval can be reached without much effort.
The offices offer enough space for disabled people to work.
In future, the aim is to appoint a contact person at the DEval who will look after the needs of employees with disabilities.

This statement was prepared on 29.11.2021.


Feedback and contact

We are constantly trying to improve accessibility to our content wherever possible. If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility at DEval, please feel free to contact us.
Portrait of Jelana Vajen
© DEval
Jelana Vajen
Head of Communications and Publications

+49 (0)228-336907-980

Conciliation procedure

If your accessibility concern could not be resolved despite feedback and contact, you can turn to the conciliation board according to § 16 of the Act on the Equality of Persons with Disabilities (BGG). The conciliation body under Section 16 of the Act on Equality for Persons with Disabilities (BGG) has the task of resolving conflicts between persons with disabilities and federal public bodies.

The conciliation procedure is not about finding winners or losers, but about finding a solution to a problem together out of court with the help of the conciliation board. In cases where the conciliation body is not competent, e.g. because no federal public body is involved, the conciliation body tries to find other suitable contact persons to solve a problem.

The conciliation procedure is free of charge. There is also no need to consult a legal adviser.  

Further information on the conciliation procedure and the possibilities for submitting an application can be found on the website of the conciliation board:

The information is also available in plain language and in German sign language on the website of the conciliation board.

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