This Accessibility Statement applies to the website of the Federal Employment Agency published at www.iab-forum.de.

As a public sector body in the sense of the Directive (EU) 2016/2102 we endeavour to make our websites and mobile applications accessible in compliance with the regulations of the national law concerning the equality of the disabled (Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz des Bundes – BGG) and the Regulation on the Accessibility of Information Technology (Barrierefreien-Informationstechnik-Verordnung – BITV 2.0) for the implementation of the Directive (EU) 2016/2102.

State of the compliance with the requirements

The accessibility requirements are defined in the BITV 2.0, sections 3, paragraph 1 to 4 and section 4, which was enacted on the basis of the BGG, section 12d.

The verification of the compliance with the requirements is based on an independent BITV 2.0 test carried out in August 2020.

As a result of the verification, the website is partly compliant with the above requirements due to the following incompatibilities.

The following requirements of the WCAG 2.1 have not been comprehensively implemented:

WC AG 2.1 Use with impaired sight or without colour perception Use without sight Use with impaired handling or strength Use without or with impaired hearing Use with cognitive impairments
Text alternatives (1.1) partly compatible partly compatible partly compatible compatible partly compatible
Time-based media (1.2) partly compatible partly compatible compatible partly compatible partly compatible
Adaptability (1.3) partly compatible partly compatible partly compatible compatible partly compatible
Distinguishability (1.4) partly compatible partly compatible partly compatible compatible partly compatible
Keyboard accessibility (2.1) compatible partly compatible partly compatible compatible compatible
Sufficient time (2.2) partly compatible partly compatible partly compatible partly compatible partly compatible
Navigability (2.4) partly compatible partly compatible partly compatible compatible partly compatible
Input modalities (2.5) compatible compatible compatible compatible compatible
Readability (3.1) compatible partly compatible compatible compatible partly compatible
Predictability (3.2) partly compatible partly compatible partly compatible compatible partly compatible
Compatibility (4.1.) compatible partly compatible compatible compatible compatible

Optionally accessible contents

The website is being reviewed. In this context, the above requirements of the WCAG 2.1 that have only been fulfilled in part will be entirely implemented. The completion of these activities is expected for the end of March 2022.

The accessibility of all our information for all individuals has a high priority for us. Therefore, we thrive to continuously improve free accessibility.

Date of issue or last update of the statement

This statement was issued on 22.09.2020 and last updated on 22.07.2021.

Report barriers: Feedback and contact options

You would like to report existing barriers on our websites? Or would like to receive information on the implementation of accessibility?

Please use our contact form.

Postal address

Bundesagentur für Arbeit (BA)
Regensburger Straße 104
90478 Nürnberg

Telephone numbers

For employees 0800 4 5555-00 (toll-free number)
For employers: 0800 4 5555-20 (toll-free number)

Sign language and written telephony

Individuals with restricted hearing can use the toll-free service telephone for the hearing impaired.

Arbitration

In the case that after your feedback to the above contact, no satisfactory solution has been found, you can approach the arbitration body (Schlichtungsstelle) pursuant to the BGG, section 16. It is the task of the BGG arbitration body to provide support in conflicts regarding accessibility between individuals with disabilities and public sector bodies in an extrajudicial arbitration. The arbitration procedure is free of charge. The parties do not need a lawyer. For further information on the arbitration procedure and on how to file the request, please go to: www.schlichtungsstelle-bgg.de.

You can directly contact the BGG arbitration body at info@schlichtungsstelle-bgg.de.

Requirements to freely accessible contents in accordance with WCAG 2.1

1.1 Text alternatives

Meaningful text alternatives are provided for non-text contents.

1.2 Time-based media

For time-based media (such as videos etc.), alternatives (such as subtitles and audio description) are provided.

1.3 Adaptability

The contents can be displayed in different ways without losing the information or structure.

1.4 Distinguishability

The contents can be easily seen or heard.

2.1 Keyboard accessibility

The functionalities are accessible via keyboard.

2.2 Sufficient time

Users have sufficient time to read or use contents.

2.3 Seizures and physical reactions

The contents have been designed in such a way that they cannot lead to seizures.

2.4 Navigability

Users have sufficient means to navigate, find contents, and to determine where they are.

2.5 Input modalities

There are input alternatives for the functions.

3.1 Readability

The contents are easily readable and understandable.

3.2 Predictability

The contents behave in a predictable way.

3.3 Input aids

Error prevention and correction is sufficiently supported.

4.1 Compatibility

The compatibility with current and future user agents, including assisting technologies, is guaranteed.