Accessibility at the UFZ
Diversity and equal opportunities are important to the UFZ. Not only because an inclusive and diversity-oriented organizational culture is crucial for good and successful work. But mainly because we want to assume social responsibility with such a culture.
Accessibility is a constitutive component of a diversity-oriented organizational culture and thus the goal of our work.
Measures to promote accessibility at the UFZ can be found in the Action Plan for the Inclusion of people with disabilities at UFZ
The issue of accessibility is enshrined in law at various levels. For the UFZ, the Act on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (BGG) of 2018 and its extension to the topic of low-barrier information technology (BITV 2.0) of 2019 are particularly relevant. Although the law does not impose a direct application obligation on the Helmholtz centres, we at the UFZ are nonetheless striving for a minimum standard for the design of low-barrier information technology (e.g. websites).
BITV 2.0: https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/bitv_2_0/BJNR184300011.html (German version)