Declaration on Accessibility

The Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Leibniz-Institute in Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (WIAS) strives to make its websites accessible in accordance with national legislation implementing the Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Status of compatibility with the requirements

This website is partially compatible with the Disability Equality Act (BGG) and the Barrier-Free Information Technology Ordinance (BITV 2.0).

Non-accessible content

Some of the documents published on the web server are not barrier-free and cannot be automatically converted into a barrier-free format, as

  • the WIAS does not have the right to modify the files
  • the source formats are not available
  • the citability of the documents is no longer guaranteed.

Subsequent manual processing of the documents is disproportionately labor-intensive and is only carried out in exceptional cases.

In digital copies created from existing printed works by scanning, text was placed behind the page images using OCR software. No further processing with regard to accessibility is carried out in order to guarantee the authenticity of the reproduction.

The web server is aimed at scientists from the respective fields. Due to the complex contents, a simple language design cannot be implemented and common technical terms and abbreviations are used.

Creation of this accessibility statement

This statement was created on 10.05.2021. The assessment is based on a self-assessment.

Contact and feedback

Please use the WIAS contact email address to report shortcomings in accessibility compliance and to request non-accessible content in a format that is accessible to them.

Enforcement Procedure

If we do not process your feedback to your satisfaction or have not addressed your concern after 6 weeks, you can contact the conciliation body at the Federal Government Commissioner for Matters Relating to Persons with Disabilities:


Conciliation Board under the Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities Act at the Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to Persons with Disabilities

Mauerstraße 53
10117 Berlin

Telefon: +49 30 18527-2805
Fax: +49 30 18527-2901