Declaration on Accessibility
The University of Warsaw undertakes to ensure that its website is accessible in accordance with the provisions of the Act of April 4, 2019. on the digital accessibility of public entities» websites and mobile applications. The accessibility statement applies to the website www.delab.uw.edu.pl/en
- Website publication date: 2014-07-01.
- Date of last major update: 2020-08-31 .
Compliance status with the Digital Accessibility Act
The website is partially compliant with the Act of April 4, 2019. on the digital accessibility of public entities» websites and mobile applications due to incompatibilities or exemptions listed below.
- The service has contextual links, the content of which does not explicitly inform the target.
- The service has repeated links.
- The website has links, the content of which is the URL.
- Availability of all elements on the website
- The elements of the modal window are not accessible via the keyboard.
- Site search
- The website does not have a search mechanism.
- Accessibility of the material on the website
- The website may have links to documents that are not available.
- The website may contain video material without subtitles.
- Site map, comprehensibility of the site structure, ease of finding information
- The website does not have a sitemap.
- Contrasts and colour scheme of the website
- The website has elements that do not meet the contrast requirements.
- Availability of clickable elements
- The website contains facebook and twitter frames which automatically load further content. They represent the keyboard focus trap.
- Dynamic page elements
- The website has graphics which are links and do not have a description in the ALT tag.
- Highlighting links and other relevant page elements
- The service has links highlighted by colour only.
- User interface accessibility
- The website interface contains elements that are inaccessible or difficult to use.
The statement was made on: 2021-02-17. The declaration was drawn up on the basis of a self-assessment carried out by the public body: Office for the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, University of Warsaw.
No special keyboard shortcuts are used on the site www.delab.uw.edu.pl/en.
Feedback and contact details
The contact person for matters relating to the accessibility of this website is the webmaster. In case of problems with the availability of the website, please contact: e‑mail: email@example.com. Requests for non-accessible information and requests for accessibility can be made through the same channels.
Application and complaints procedure
Anyone has the right to request the digital accessibility of a website, a mobile application or any element thereof. It is also possible to request that information be made available through an alternative means of access, for example by reading out a digitally inaccessible document, describing the content of a film without an audio description, etc.
The request shall include the details of the person making the request, an indication of which website or mobile application is involved and the means of contact. If the person requesting the information wishes to obtain it by means of an alternative means of access, they should also specify a convenient means of providing that information.
The public entity should comply with the request immediately, but no later than 7 days after the request. If it is not possible to comply with that time limit, the public body shall inform the requesting party as soon as it is possible to comply with the request, which shall not be more than 2 months from the date of the request.
If digital accessibility is not possible, the public body may propose an alternative means of accessing the information. Where a public body refuses to comply with a request for accessibility or an alternative means of accessing information, the requester may lodge a complaint about the accessibility of a digital website, mobile application or element of a website or mobile application. After used the above procedure, an application may also be submitted to The Ombudsman.
A complete list of UW-owned buildings can be found on the UW Accessibility Statement page.
The Leading Entity declares the architectural accessibility of the building: BUW – Dobra 56/66, Dobra 56/66, 00–312 Warszawa
Manager / Administrative Director: Iwona Niezbecka-Zawada
Phone: (22) 55 25 918
There are two entrances to the BUW building, the first from Lipowa Street, the other on the opposite side from the ’roundabout, garden». There is a slope of land from Lipowa Street towards the building. Double doors, double leaf, between the vestibule, manually operated. The width of one wing is 90 cm, when both wings are opened the width is 150 cm. For assistance, please contact Building Security, or BUW staff, by telephone. There are no steps or thresholds in the entrances to the BUW building. Assistance can be obtained by telephoning the building security numbers open 24 hours a day: (22) 55 25 100, (22) 55 25 153, the BUW Information Desk open during BUW working hours: phone (22) 55 25 178/9.
Corridors and passageways
In the BUW building the corridors are flat, without steps or thresholds. The doors to the rooms are 90 cm wide with handles mounted up to 110 cm high. The lift doors are 90 cm wide, the lift cabin is 140 cm x 110 cm. The lifts in the building are accessible without additional procedures.
Access to the building for people with disabilities requires assistance to open the door.
Full information: on the websites, News and BUW. Please follow our profiles on FB and Instagram. The lending library is open: Mon-Wed 1pm-8pm, Wed-Fri 9am-4pm Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Chat: Ask the Librarian (8am-6pm). Tel: 22 55 25 178 / 179 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm).
Bathrooms, toilets, cloakrooms
Cloakrooms located on the ground floor of the BUW building to the right and left of the BUW entrance. There are bathrooms for people with disabilities in the changing rooms, with the women’s bathroom on the right and the men’s bathroom on the left. Bathrooms for people with disabilities are located in: – staircase 4 on level +1, +2 in „open access”. – staircase No. 9 „rogal” at level ‑2, ‑1, ground floor, +1, +2, +3. No restrictions on accessibility for people with disabilities to changing rooms or bathrooms.
The BUW building lacks Braille signatures for the halls, secretariats and gatehouse. An induction loop for the hearing impaired is located in the auditorium on level ‑2. The room was not equipped with headphones that work with the loop. Braille descriptions of the rooms can be found in the rooms on level ‑1 of „Sport in BUW”. The lifts lack voice information and Braille descriptions of buttons.
Access and parking spaces
MZA public transport stops are located on Dobra Street in the immediate vicinity of the BUW building. Pedestrian crossings of the street with traffic lights and sound signals. Access by MZA buses 105, 118, 127.
Right of access with an assistance dog
No restrictions on entry with an assistance dog.
If you need the assistance of a PJM interpreter, you should apply to the Office for Persons with Disabilities at least 3 days in advance. Contact to BON: /22/ 55 24 22, email@example.com, www.bon.uw.edu.pl.
Additional information about the building
At level +1 „catalog hall” there are architectural obstacles that make it difficult for the visually impaired to move around (protruding handrails of the spiral staircase).