This declaration of accessibility applies to the website of the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg, accessible at: The NCT Heidelberg is a joint institution of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the Heidelberg University Hospital (UKHD) and the German Cancer Aid (DKH).

The NCT Heidelberg endeavors to make the website accessible in accordance with the national legal provisions for the implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and the Council. The legal basis is the Equal Opportunities for People with Disabilities Act ("Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz BGG") and the Barrier-Free Information Technology Ordinance ("Barrierefreie-Informationstechnik-Verordnung BITV") in their currently valid version.

As part of an internal accessibility check, however, it was found that the website does not yet guarantee complete accessibility. The NCT Heidelberg is therefore working hard to further improve the barrier-free design of its website. We are continuously working on improvements.

Last updated: 06/11/2020

Where can one encounter barriers?

  • PDF download files are not barrier-free.
  • No plain language text or a sign language page is provided yet. This will be implemented as soon as possible.
  • Some videos are not fully voiced / subtitled. We are working to improve this further.
  • Not all images contain the correct alternative text. If we take note of this when editing texts and images, we will adjust the alternative texts afterwards.

Feedback and contact details

If you notice any deficiencies in the barrier-free design of, you can contact the NCT Heidelberg Communication and Events division.

National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg
Communication and events
In Neuenheimer Feld 460
69120 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 56-4801

Arbitration ("Schlichtungsverfahren")

If you are of the opinion that you are at a disadvantage due to an insufficiently barrier-free design of, you can contact the BGG arbitration board ("Schlichtungsstelle BGG"):

Arbitration board according to the Disability Equality Act at the Federal Government Commissioner for the Issues of People with Disabilities
("Schlichtungsstelle nach dem Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz bei dem Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für die Belange von Menschen mit Behinderungen")
Mauerstrasse 53
10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 3018 527-2805