Website content can be made
to enable everyone to use it.
For example, the content can use
large fonts or plain language.
Website content that is clear and accessible
is called ‘barrier free’.
Barrier free content can help people who are
pressed for time, lack fluency or have sight loss, among others.
But a lot of website content is not barrier free.
Are there any barriers on our website?
about the barriers and where they occur.
The following text is no longer in plain language.
The Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) is making every effort to ensure that the website for the Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM) project at www.medam-migration.eu is accessible in accordance with the Schleswig-Holstein Disability Equality Act.
Currently, the Institute's website is being tested using the BITV self-assessment tool. The test results will be published here.
Where we use third-party content that is less accessible (for example, some map applications or multimedia formats), we will provide alternatives.
Some of the most important information about the MEDAM project is available in plain language versions. You can find the "Plain Language" link in the service menu at the bottom of the MEDAM webpage or here .
This statement was prepared in August 2020.
Feedback and contact
Have you noticed any barriers in the website content of www.medam-migration.eu?
Please send us an e-mail about them and where they occur.
You can also contact us by mail or telephone:
Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
Head of Communications
24105 Kiel, Germany
Telephone: +49 431 8814-774
The Complaints Office was established under the State Commissioner for People with Disabilities of Schleswig-Holstein, in line with § 12 LBGG. You can contact that office if you are not satisfied with the response from the above-mentioned option of reporting the problem to us. If you do contact the Complaints Office, it would nonetheless remain our goal to find a solution to the problem together, and out of court, with their help.
The complaints procedure is free of charge. You do not need legal assistance.
You will find all the information about the complaints procedure and how it works on the website of the Complaints Office on barriers to information from public authorities on the internet.
You can also contact the Complaints Office at the following address:
Complaints office according to the law on equal opportunities for people with disabilities at the State Commissioner for People with Disabilities
24105 Kiel, Germany
P.O. Box 7121
24171 Kiel, Germany
Telephone: +49 431 988-1620