This accessibility statement applies to the website of the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin – Preussischer Kulturbesitz, published at www.smb.museum.
As a public institution according to the definition set out in Directive (EU) 2016/2012, we make every effort to ensure our webpages and mobile applications are accessible and barrier-free, in accordance with the provisions of the Act on Equal Opportunities for People with Disabilities (BGG) and the Federal Ordinance on Barrier-Free Information Technology (BITV 2.0), which implements Directive (EU) 2016/2102.
Requirements for accessibility are laid out in §§ 3(1)-(4) and 4 of the BITV 2.0, which is based on § 12d BGG.
Verification of compliance with these requirements is based on a self-assessment conducted in the period from 4–7 September 2020.
Based on this assessment, the website is only partially compliant with the aforementioned requirements due to the following shortcomings.
The content listed below is not barrier-free for the following reasons:
As part of new work on the website, these unfulfilled requirements are to be rectified by the end of 2023.
This statement was prepared on 14 September 2020, and was last updated on 30 December 2022.
If you wish to inform us about existing barriers, or request information about our accessibility implementation, please get in touch with the individual responsible via “Report Access Barrier”.
If you do not receive a satisfactory response to your feedback, you can turn to the arbitration board pursuant to § 16 BGG. The BGG arbitration board is tasked with supporting out-of-court dispute resolution regarding the issue of accessibility between people with disabilities and public institutions. The arbitration process is free of charge. No legal representation is required. Further information on the arbitration process, and the opportunity to submit an application are available on the arbitration board’s website.
You can contact the BGG arbitration board directly at info[at]schlichtungsstelle-bgg.de.