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Statement on accessibility

This statement on accessibility applies to the website

Accessibility of this website

The Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute endeavors to make its website accessible in accordance with the national legal provisions for the implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and the Council.


Which areas are not accessible?

  • Some of our PDF documents are accessible. Many documents are old documents. These documents cannot be subsequently revised. We have set the goal of offering accessible PDF files in the future or offering the content in HTML format instead.
  • Most of our videos are not accessible. Some subtitles are available. For newly posted videos, we endeavor to provide subtitles as soon as possible.
  • Our interactive graphics and maps are not accessible. We will provide this with a suitable alternative text soon

When was the statement on accessibility created or updated?

This statement was created or revised on 08/20/2020.

Feedback und contact

Have you noticed any deficiencies in the access to our website? Then you are welcome to contact us.

You can contact us by E-mail, fax, post or telephone:

Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute

Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig

Phone: + 49 531 596 1003
Fax: + 49 531 596 1099


Arbitration procedure

The Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to Disabled Persons has an arbitration service in accordance with Section 16 BGG. The arbitration service has the task of settling disputes between people with disabilities and federal public authorities. You can turn to the arbitration service, if you are not satisfied with the answers from the above contact option.

It's not about finding winners or losers. Rather, the aim is to find a joint solution to a problem out of court with the help of the arbitration service.

The arbitration procedure is free of charge. You also do not need legal assistance.

You can find complete information about the arbitration procedure on the website of the arbitration service. There you can read about how an arbitration procedure works and how you can apply for arbitration. You can also submit the application in easy read or German sign language.


You can reach the arbitration service at the following address:

Schlichtungsstelle nach dem Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz bei dem Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für die Belange von Menschen mit Behinderungen

Arbitration Service according to the German Act on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

Mauerstraße 53
10117 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 18 527 2805
Fax: +49 30 18 527 2901


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