Declaration on accessibility - City of Eberswalde

(Status: 15 May 2024)

The city of Eberswalde is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We continuously improve user-friendliness for everyone and apply the relevant accessibility standards.

The accessibility statement applies to the website Linked external offers are excluded from this.

The city of Eberswalde endeavours to keep its website in accordance with the Brandenburg Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities Act (Brandenburgisches Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz - BbgBGG) and the Brandenburg Barrier-Free Information Technology Ordinance (BbgBITV) in conjunction with the Barrier-Free Information Technology Ordinance (BITV 2.0).

Accessibility is based on the internationally valid Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) at conformity level AA and the European standard EN 301 549, version 3.1.1. For PDF documents, the international standard PDF/UA-1 is also observed.

Efforts to support accessibility

The city of Eberswalde is taking the following measures to ensure accessibility:

  • Accessibility is part of our mission statement and there is an independent concept "Barrier-free Eberswalde - a city for all".
  • A representative has been appointed to represent the interests of people with disabilities.
  • There are clear objectives and responsibilities for accessibility within the city of Eberswalde.
  • Formal methods for quality assurance of accessibility exist within the city of Eberswalde.
  • We include people with disabilities in our user testing processes.

Current status of conformity

Current status of the language application

There are currently no standardised rules for gender-equitable language use in the Federal Republic of Germany. However, the city of Eberswalde would like to participate in the discussion on this topic and develop and utilise practical, acceptable solutions.

In this respect, the City of Eberswalde uses language that is intended to be fair and does not favour anyone. The language used by the City of Eberswalde observes the applicable spelling and grammar regulations and should be comprehensible, unambiguous and easy to read.

Since all genders are always meant in the sense of equal treatment, double designations alternating between female and male, gender-neutral designations, plural forms or functional designations are used in particular. If, in individual cases, only one form can be used in order to achieve general comprehensibility and better readability or because overriding requirements must be observed, this should nevertheless apply to all genders in the interests of equal treatment - this is in no way associated with any judgement.

As a rule, special characters or inline characters are not used, as they impair or prevent accessibility, the flow of reading and, where applicable, legal certainty and search engine findability.

The City of Eberswalde is committed to continually adapting to current developments in accessibility. We are open to further developments in the future: Do you have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding the use of language in the city of Eberswalde? Then please contact our Equal Opportunities Officer.

Current accessibility standard of the website:


Current status of content conformity:

Mostly compliant: Some parts of the content do not fully comply with the accessibility standard.

Despite our best efforts, users may experience some problems. This is a description of known accessibility issues. Please contact us if you notice a problem that is not listed.


Our videos currently do not always have subtitles.

PDF documents:

Not all PDF documents meet the accessibility requirements.

Compatibility with browsers and supporting technologies


Valuation methods

The City of Eberswalde has assessed the accessibility of this website using the following method: Self-assessment.

Feedback process

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of this website. Please contact us in one of the following ways:

Phone: 03334/64-503

City of Eberswalde
Breite Strasse 41 - 44
16225 Eberswalde

We will endeavour to provide you with feedback within 15 working days.

Enforcement centre for digital accessibility

The Commissioner of the State Government for the Interests of Persons with Disabilities is the enforcement centre for the digital accessibility of public bodies for the State of Brandenburg. The legal basis is the BbBITV and Directive (EU) 2016/2102.

More information:


Formal approval of this accessibility statement
City of Eberswalde, Town Hall
Dr Markus Mirschel, Press Spokesman