Declaration on Accessibility

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH makes every effort to provide barrier-free access to its website in accordance with national legislation implementing Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The legal basis is, in addition to the above mentioned laws, the corresponding implementation resolution (EU) 2018/1523 of the Commission, the Hessian Disability Equality Act (Hessisches Behinderten-Gleichstellungsgesetz (HessBGG)) and the Hessian Ordinance on Barrier-Free Information Technology (Hessische Verordnung über barrierefreie Informationstechnik (BITV-HE)) in the currently valid version.
This declaration on digital accessibility applies to the website

When was the declaration on accessibility created or updated?

This declaration was created on 22 September 2020 and last revised on 18 January 2024. The review of digital accessibility was carried out in a self-assessment, but has not yet been completed.

How barrier-free is the service?

This website is only partially barrier-free. The requirements according to § 14 paragraph 1 HessBGG are only partially fulfilled.

Which areas are not barrier-free?

The areas listed below are not compatible with the current BITV for the following reasons:

Barrier: Page areas

Description: The side regions and ARIA landmarks are not sufficient.
Measures: The visual regions of the page will be defined as header, navigation, main, footer elements.
Schedule: Correction in 2024

Barrier: Contrast

Description: The contrasts are not big enough in some areas.
Measures: The revision of the contrast-enhanced version is planned.
Time schedule: Revision in 2024

Barrier: Alternative texts for images and links

Description: Some of the alternative texts contain the same content as the titles.
Measures: The revision of the alternative texts is in progress.
Time schedule: Completion in 2024

Barrier: PDF documents

Description: Some PDF documents are not barrier-free.
Measures: The GSI/FAIR magazine "target" is available barrier-free as of issue 19. PDF documents, which are considered to provide information to the public, will be replaced by a low-barrier version as soon as possible. Further measures will be evaluated.
Time schedule: Completion in 2024

In general, we are working on the barrier-free implementation of the contents of and are implementing the regulations of the HessBBG successively and continuously.

Report barrier! Feedback on accessibility

Have you noticed any shortcomings in the barrier-free access to contents of Then you are welcome to contact us. Please contact Ingo Peter,
You can also contact us by mail or telephone:

Ingo Peter
Public Relations Department
GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research GmbH
Planckstraße 1
64291 Darmstadt
Phone: 06159-71-0

Conciliation procedure

The Federal Government Commissioner for the Interests of Persons with Disabilities has an arbitration board according to § 16 BGG. The conciliation office has the task of resolving conflicts between people with disabilities and federal public bodies.
You can call on the conciliation office if you are not satisfied with the answers from the above-mentioned contact option. It is not about finding winners or losers. Rather, the aim is to find a solution to a problem together and out of court with the help of the conciliation office.
The conciliation procedure is free of charge. You do not need legal advice either.
On the website of the conciliation office you will find all information about the conciliation procedure. There you can read about how a conciliation procedure works and how to submit a request for conciliation. You can also submit the request in easy language or in German sign language.
You can contact the conciliation office at the following address:

Schlichtungsstelle nach dem Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz
bei dem Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für die Belange von Menschen mit Behinderungen
Mauerstraße 53
10117 Berlin
Phone: 030 18 527-2805
fax: 030 18 527-2901