Accessibility statement

Accessibility of this website

The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy endeavours to make its websites accessible. Websites should be designed in such a way that they comply with the national legislation implementing Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament. The following accessibility statement applies to the website, and was updated on 2 May 2024.

The accessibility requirements are set out in sections 3 (1) to (4) and section 4 of the Statutory Instrument regarding accessible information technology (BITV NRW), issued on the basis of section 10e of the Disability Equality Act (BGG NRW).

The review of compliance with the requirements is based on an assessment carried out by the Competence Centre for Accessible IT (KBIT) at the State Government’s IT unit, IT.NRW in the period from 11/06/2022 – 23/06/2022 on the basis of the BITV self-assessment. This in turn is based on the international WCAG standard.

The test criteria listed below have not been fully met, and the content is therefore not deemed accessible.

Compliance status

This website is fully compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 (WCAG) and BITV 2.0.

Known restrictions

  1. Colours and contrasts outside the CD: A contrast variant has been created for this purpose, which you can activate using the ‘Increase contrast’ button.

Non-accessible content

  • Not all PDF documents comply with ISO/DIN standards 14289-1 (PDF/UA)

Accessibility functions

To improve the accessibility of the site, we offer the following accessibility features:

  • Stop moving images
  • Contrast switch

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was created manually on 2 May 2024.

The criteria of the BITV/WCAG in force at the time of the test were run as a self-test.

Self-test by:
Heimrich & Hannot GmbH

This statement was last reviewed on 2 May 2024.

Test subject

Heimrich & Hannot GmbH
Testing period
01/03/2024 to 02/04/2024

Feedback and contact

Have you noticed any shortcomings in the accessibility of content on this site? Or do you have any questions about accessibility? Please feel free to contact us. Use the contact form provided on this website:

Please note that by submitting the form, the personal data you provide as well as the special data (Section 3 (9) BDSG, e.g. political opinions) will be transmitted to the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia and used to answer the enquiry. Please also note our data protection information (insert link for each department).

You can also contact us by post or telephone:

Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate and Energy
of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Dr Simon Hennchen
Berger Allee 25
D-40213 Düsseldorf
Telephone: (0211) 61772 0

Monitoring centre for accessible information technology of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

The Monitoring Centre for Accessible Information Technology of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia regularly assesses websites and mobile applications of public authorities in the state for compliance with accessibility requirements.

The aim of the monitoring centre's work is to ensure compliance with the requirements for accessible information technology and to ensure that the legal regulations are implemented across the board.

You can send an e-mail to the monitoring centre to the e-mail address .

Further information on the monitoring centre can be found here:

Arbitration/enforcement proceedings

If you do not receive a satisfactory response to messages or enquiries about accessible information technology on this website, you can contact the ombudsman's office for accessible information technology for the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. The ombudsman's office is assigned to the Disabilities Commissioner and draes legal authority from ss §§ 10d, 10e BGG NRW and ss 9 et. seq. of BITV NRW. With the involvement of all parties concerned, the ombudsman's office attempts to determine the circumstances of the lack of accessibility so that the organisation can rectify them. This is not about finding winners or losers. Rather, the aim is to work with each other to resolve the issue out of court with the help of the arbitration board.

The arbitration procedure is free of charge. You do not need legal representation.

The Ombudsman's Office for Accessible Information Technology NRW can contacted by phone: 0211-855 3451.

Further information on the Ombudsman's Office for Accessible Information Technology NRW can be found here: