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Accessibility statement

Scope of this statement

NRW.Global Business endeavors to make its web pages accessible without barriers in accordance with national legislation implementing Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and the Council.

The following accessibility statement applies to the website www.nrwglobalbusiness.com.

Creation of this accessibility statement

This statement was written on 2 November 2020.

Status of compatibility with the requirements for barrier-free information technology

The website www.nrwglobalbusiness.com currently not completely compatible with the technical requirements stipulated by the Barrier-Free Information Technology Regulation of North Rhine-Westphalia.

In November 2020, the website was tested using the tool https://accessibilityinsights.io/. Digital accessibility was between 95% and 97% depending on the page type. The barriers identified have different causes in the area of programming and design.

Non-accessible content is to be improved as part of a relaunch of the website planned for the middle of 2021.

Non-accessible content

Regrettably, there are currently still accessibility issues in the following areas:

  • The website can only be operated with a keyboard to a limited extent
  • Forms are not fully accessible to edit
  • The main stage content on the home page is not fully accessible
  • The heading structure of some pages is not accessible
  • Links, forms, icons and iFrames are not correctly labeled in all cases
  • Images are not correctly marked up in some cases or alt texts are missing
  • For audiovisual media, media alternatives are missing in some cases

Test results


Feedback and contact details

Should you notice any shortcomings in the barrier-free design of our website, please let us know.

You can use our general contact form for this purpose.

Or send an e-mail to nrw@nrwglobalbusiness.com.

Contact information

NRW.Global Business GmbH
Trade & Investment Agency of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
Völklinger Str. 4
40219 Düsseldorf, Germany

Tel.: +49 211 13000-0
e-mail: nrw@nrwglobalbusiness.com

Arbitration

Monitoring office for barrier-free information technology of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia

The monitoring office for barrier-free information technology of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia regularly checks whether and to what extent web pages and mobile applications of public sector bodies in the state meet accessibility requirements.

The aim of the monitoring office’s work is to ensure that the requirements for barrier-free information technology are met and to ensure that the legal regulations are implemented across the board.

Send an e-mail to the monitoring office ueberwachungsstelle-nrw@it.nrw.de.

Further information about the monitoring office can be found here https://www.mags.nrw/ueberwachungsstelle-barrierefreie-informationstechnik

Office of the ombudsman for barrier-free information technology of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia
If you have not received satisfactory answers from the online editorial team to messages or inquiries regarding barrier-free information technology on the website www.nrwinvest.com, you can contact the office of the ombudsman for barrier-free information technology. With the involvement of all those involved, the office of the ombudsman attempts to determine the circumstances of the lack of accessibility so that the responsible body can remedy the situation.

The office is assigned to the representative for the interests of people with disabilities in accordance with § 11 of the North Rhine-Westphalia Disability Equality Act and can be reached via the following contact:

Send e-mail to the Office of the Ombudsman for Barrier-Free Information Technology NRW ombudsstelle-barrierefreie-it@mags.nrw.de

The office of the ombudsman for barrier-free information technology NRW can be reached by telephone at the following number: +49 211 855-3451.

Further information on the office of the ombudsman for barrier-free information technology NRW can be found here.