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

  • 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.

  • Links
    • 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.

Keyboard shortcuts

No spe­cial key­bo­ard short­cuts are used on the site

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: 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.

Architectural accessibility

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


Building entrance

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.

Additional assistance

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: 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.

Additional adaptations

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.

PJM interpreter

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,,

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).

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