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Visually impaired people

Visually impaired people are offered the possibility to adjust the font size to their individual needs on a big scale. When opening the Windows Explorer, you will find the button “Font Size” listed under “View” in the menu bar.

Very large
Larger
Medium
Smaller
Very small
If you are using Netscape / Mozilla / Firefox, this option is available if you click on “Text Zoom” or “Font Size” listed under “View” in the menu bar.
Smaller Ctrl +-
Larger Ctrl ++
50%
75%
90%
100% (original size) Ctrl+0
120%
150%
200%
Others - Text-Zoom can be selected

Visually impaired people with more severe disabilities can adjust the layout further to their individual needs as follows. If you are using the Internet Explorer, you can adjust the colours by clicking on “Extras” in the menu bar, then decide for “Internet Options” and there choose “General” and “Colours”.

Select the colour.
Select the link colour. 
Furthermore, you can switch off the predetermined layout by carrying out the following steps: click on “Extras” in the menu bar, decide for “Internet Options” and finally choose “General” and “Input Assistance”.
Tick: Ignore colour specifications on websites
Tick: Ignore font specifications on websites
Tick: Ignore font size specifications on websites

If you are using Netscape or Mozilla, you can alter the colour by clicking on “Edit” in the menu bar, decide for “Preferences” and then choose “Appearance” and “Colours”.

Choose on the colours for the text and background.
Choose the link colour.
Tick “Use my chosen colours …”

If you are a Firefox-user, you can alter the colour by clicking on “Extras” in the menu bar, choose “Preferences” and then click on “General” and “Fonts and Colours”.

Choose the colours for the text and background.
Choose the link colour.
Tick: „Always use personal settings for: fonts and colours.

For those users applying aiding tools like a screen-reader, our web site offers a logically structured content which can be utilised easily with the means of your technologies.
Our pictures are described in short alternative texts. We have only added colours as an additional orientation, meaning that all pieces of information can be obtained despite the disability to percept colours.

If you wish to listen to or read some of the materials offered here in the PDF format, we recommend the use of Version 6 of the Acrobat Reader. It meets the basic requirements of reproduction via auxiliary technologies.

Hearing impaired people

Fundamentally, we have not included videos and audio materials on our homepage.

People with coordination disabilities

We have tried to keep the menus short and concise for those users, who are not able to use a mouse or have to work with specific keyboards. They only contain the respective essential pieces of information. The links on the web pages only serve as options for further investigation, while the basic information can already be obtained without using additional links. By using the tab key, you can quickly jump from one menu item or link to the next.