Accessibility statement

Accessibility statement

UW is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with Act of 4 April 2019 on digital accessibility of websites and mobile applications operated by public sector bodies. This accessibility statement applies to wolontariat.uw.edu.pl

  • Date of website publication: 2014-10-01.
  • Last major update: 2019-11-29 .

Compliance status with Act on digital accessibility

This website is partially compliant with Act of 4 April 2019 on digital accessibility of websites and mobile applications operated by public sector bodies due to the non-compliances or the exemptions listed below:

  • Anchors (in page links)
    • The site does not contain skip links.
  • Language attribute for page or passage.
    • The language of the site’s contents does not match the value of language attribute.
  • Contrasts and colours on the site
    • The site contains elements that do not meet contrast requirements.
  • Keyboard Focus visibility
    • The site hides the location of keyboard focus.
  • Sliders
    • The site contains sliders that cannot be operated through a keyboard.
  • Other page controls
    • The site’s menu has problems with accessibility.
  • Landmarks
    • The site contains errors in landmark definitions.
  • Accessibility of all the elements on a page
    • Main menu items, search fields, modal windows are not accessible through a keyboard.
  • Searching the site
    • The site does not contain a search engine.
  • Links
    • The site contains context links with content that does not provide unambiguous information about their purpose.
    • The site contains links that do not include the information that they open the page in a new browser tab.
    • The site contains repeated links.
    • The site contains links with URL address as their text.

This statement was prepared on: 2022-04-07.

The statement was based on the self-assessment done by the public sector body: Office for Persons with Disabilities (BON), UW..

Keyboard shortcuts

No keyboard shortcuts have been specified on the wolontariat.uw.edu.pl website.

Feedback and contact information

The contact person for the accessibility of this website is: Miriam Kołak-Pleśniak. If you experience problems with accessibility of this website, contact with us by sending an e-mail to: m.kolak@uw.edu.pl, or by calling 22 55 27 201. Requests for providing accessible alternative for non-accessible content as well as other requests related to accessibility can be submitted by the same channels.

Complaints procedure

Everyone has the right to request digital accessibility to the website, mobile application or any elements thereof. You can also request information to be made available using an alternative means of access, for example by reading out a digitally inaccessible document, describing the content of a video without audio description, etc.

The request should contain the particulars of the person filing the request, indication of the website or mobile application it concerns and contact information. If the requesting person reports the need to receive information by means of an alternative method of access, they should also specify a convenient mode of presenting such information to them.

The public entity should promptly satisfy the request, not later than within 7 days from the date the request was filed. If meeting this deadline is not possible, the public entity will promptly notify the person filing the request about the time when the request can be satisfied, however, this deadline may not exceed 2 months from the date of filing the request.

If the provision of digital accessibility is not possible, the public entity may offer an alternative access to the information. If the public entity refuses to comply with the request to provide accessibility or an alternative method to access the information, the person filing the request may lodge a complaint regarding the provision of digital accessibility to the website, mobile application or an element of the website or mobile application. After exhausting the above-mentioned procedure, an application may be filed with the Commissioner for Human Rights.

Architectural accessibility

A list of UW buildings together with a description of their accessibility can be accessed through the UW’s accessibility statement.

The Leading Unit declares the architectural availability of the building: Library of University of Warsaw at Dobra Street, Dobra 72 Street, 00-312 Warsaw

Administrative Director: Iwona Niezbecka-Zawada

Phone: (22) 55 25 918

Email: bnp@adm.uw.edu.pl

Entrance to the building

Two entrances to the University’s Library building, the first from Lipowa Street, the second on the opposite side from ‚the roundabout, the garden’. A slope from Lipowa Street towards the building. The double doors, between the vestibule, manually opened. One wing 90 centimetres wide, when both wings opened – 150 centimetres wide. Help available from Building’s Security or from University’s Library staff by telephone. No steps or thresholds in the entrances to the University’s Library (BUW) building. Assistance obtained by telephoning Building’s Security, open 24 hours a day, at telephone no. +48225525100 or +48225525153, or the BUW Information Desk, open during BUW opening hours, at telephone no. +48225525178 or +48225525179.

Corridors and passages

Flat corridors in the University Library building, without steps or thresholds. Doors to rooms 90 centimetres wide, handles at a height up to 110 centimetres. Lift doors 90 centimetres wide, the lift cabin 140 x 110 centimetres. The lifts in the building accessible without additional procedures.

Procedures

Access to the building for persons with disabilities requires assistance to open the door.

Extra help

Full information: on the websites, News and University’s Library. It is recomended to follow Library’s profiles on FB and Instagram. The library is open: Mon-Wed 1pm-8pm, Wed-Fri 9am-4pm Email: informacja.buw@uw.edu.pl. Chat: Ask the Librarian/Zapytaj Bibliotekarza (8am-6pm). Telephone no.: +48225525178/179 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm).

Bathrooms, toilets, changing rooms

Cloakrooms located on the ground floor of the University’s Library building to the right and left of the University’s Library entrance. In the cloakrooms bathrooms for persons with disabilities, on the right the women’s one, on the left the men’s one. Bathrooms for persons with disabilities are located: staircase 4 on the first and second floors in „open access”. Staircase No. 9 „rogal” on level 2 underground to the third floor. No restrictions in terms of accessibility for persons with disabilities to cloakrooms or bathrooms.

Additional customizations

No Braille descriptions in the lecture’s halls, secretariats and reception desk. An inductive loop located in the auditorium on level 2 underground. The auditorium not equipped with headphones for the loop. Braille room descriptions available in the Sport’s” rooms on level 1 underground. No voice information in the lifts and Braille descriptions of the buttons.

Access and parking spaces

Bus stops located at Dobra Street next to the University Library. Zebra crossing with light and audio signals. Bus lines: 106, 118, 127

The right to enter with an assistance dog

Easy access with a guiding dog.

PJM translator

If there is a need of the assistance of a Polish Sign Language interpreter, it is highly recommended to subbmit the application at University’s Office for Persons with Disabilities at least 3 days before the actual date of the service. Contact to the OPD: telephone no.: +48 22 55 24 222, e-mail address: bon@uw.edu.pl, website: www.bon.uw.edu.pl.

If there is a need of the assistance of a Polish Sign Language interpreter, it is highly recommended to subbmit the application at University’s Office for Persons with Disabilities at least 3 days before the actual date of the service. Contact to the OPD: telephone no.: +48 22 55 24 222, e-mail address: bon@uw.edu.pl, website: www.bon.uw.edu.pl

Additional information about the building

On the first floor at „catalogue hall” some architectural obstacles that make it difficult for persons with visual impairments to move around (protruding handrails of the spiral staircase).