Declaration on Accessibility


We endeavour to comply as far as possible with the guidelines of the Barrier-free Information Technology Regulation (Barrierefreie Informationstechnik-Verordnung BITV). Our review of compliance with these guidelines is based on an independent BITV test conducted in May 2021. We are working to remove the barriers that are still in place.

State of compliance with requirements

Parts of this website do not meet the accessibility requirements set out in Section 3(1) to (3) and Section 4 of the Barrier-free Information Technology Regulation (BITV 2.0).

As an alternative, the Deutsche Bundesbank provides the content of this website as a PDF document under the following link (only in german):

The individual chapters of this book for school pupils can also be viewed as PDF documents.

The following content on the website is not fully accessible for the reasons outlined below.

  • At present, alternative text for images and graphical control elements is sometimes either missing or incorrect. This content is being revised and updated over time. We endeavour to make newly posted images and graphics accessible.
  • Keyboard usability has not been fully implemented. The keyboard cannot be used for the search function and keyword search, nor for the sub-items in the download section. Not all content areas can be skipped over. The content is also not accessible to assistive technologies, such as screen readers, as meaningful labels are missing and there are no semantic annotations such as roles and values for states. These barriers will gradually be removed in future development stages.
  • The contrast ratio of some texts, graphical control elements and graphics does not meet the required minimum. We will optimise the contrast ratios when updating these elements.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 9 September 2020 and last updated on 6 December 2022.

Report accessibility issues. Feedback on accessibility

If you discover any non-accessible elements on our website, please use the feedback form to send us details of where you found the issue.

If information is not accessible to you due to a lack of accessibility, you can request it in accessible form by sending an email to The contact person for accessibility at the Deutsche Bundesbank is Magnus Mäkelä.

You can also contact us by post or by telephone:

Deutsche Bundesbank
Wilhelm-Epstein-Strasse 14

60451 Frankfurt am Main

Tel.: +49 (0)69 95660
Fax: +49 (0)69 9566 3077

Arbitration proceedings

If you believe you have been discriminated against as a result of insufficient accessibility on, you can contact the Arbitration Service according to the German Act on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities. There, you can find out how arbitration proceedings are conducted and how you can submit an application for arbitration.

You can contact the Arbitration Service at the following address:

Schlichtungsstelle nach dem Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz bei dem Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für die Belange von Menschen mit Behinderungen
Mauerstrasse 53
10117 Berlin