The following information complies with German legislation. We provide this translation for your convenience, the German original Erklärung zur Barrierefreiheit is binding.
The Julius Kühn Institute – Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants (JKI) is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with national legislation implementing Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
This statement on accessibility (last updated on 23 Sep 2020) applies to the version of the website www.julius-kuehn.de currently available on the internet.
Our website was created in 2015 and is largely accessible. However, it is not yet fully barrier-free in details and therefore does not yet meet all the standards of BITV (Ordinance on Accessible Information Technology). We are in the process of improving this gradually.
Many of our documents for downloading (PDF, DOC(X), XLS(X)) are not fully accessible. These are older documents and they will not be post-edited. We have set ourselves the goal of in future offering accessible PDF files, or rather, to provide the content in HTML format.
The documents for downloading have been marked accordingly:
Our videos are not fully accessible. In future, we will try to provide new videos barrier-free. Images on our website may not have an appropriate alternative text. However, all new images will be given alternative texts.
Have you encountered any accessibility barriers in using our website www.julius-kuehn.de? Then you are welcome to contact us. Please use one of the contact details below. We will try to make the content available to you in accessible alternative formats.
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Our postal address is:
Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI) – Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants
Subject: Reporting accessibility barriers
The Federal Government Commissioner For Matters relating to Persons with Disabilities offers an arbitration service set up in accordance with Section 16 of the German Act on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (BGG). The purpose of this arbitration service is to settle disputes which arise between persons with disabilities and federal public authorities.
If you have reported an accessibility problem with our website, but you are not happy with our response, you can contact the arbitration service. The aim is then to resolve the conflict together, by extrajudicial means, with the aid of the arbitration service.
The arbitration procedure is free of charge and you do not need legal counsel.
Please go to the website of the Arbitration Service to find comprehensive information about the arbitration procedure. There you can find information on how an arbitration procedure works and how you can submit an application requesting the initiation of an arbitration procedure. The link is https://www.behindertenbeauftragter.de/EN/ArbitrationService/EN/EN_node.html
All content on the arbitration procedure is also available in easy-to-read German language here: https://www.behindertenbeauftragter.de/DE/SchlichtungsstelleBGG/LS/LS_node.html
or in German Sign Language here: https://www.behindertenbeauftragter.de/DE/SchlichtungsstelleBGG/GBS/GBS_node.html
The arbitration service can be reached at the following address:
Schlichtungsstelle nach dem Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz
bei dem Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für die Belange von Menschen mit Behinderungen
Phone: +49(0)30 18 527-2805
Fax: +49(0)30 18 527-2901