Accessibility declaration

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.
  • Links
    • The site contains links within image with no or insufficient ALT attribute.
    • The site contains context links with content that does not provide unambiguous information about their purpose.
    • The site contains repeated links.
    • The site contains links for downloading documents that do not specify their format.
  • Headings
    • The H1 heading is missing on some of the pages.
  • Handling of form errors
    • The site contains forms that experience problems with appropriate presentation of error messages.
  • Searching the site
    • The site contains inaccessible search engine.
  • Accessibility of materials published on the site
    • The site may contain links to inaccessible documents.
  • Contrasts and colours on the site
    • The site contains elements that do not meet contrast requirements.
  • Accessibility of clickable items
    • The site contains clickable items that are unlabelled or do not contain unambiguous link texts.
  • Sliders
    • The site contains sliders that cannot be operated through a keyboard.
  • Highlighting links and other important elements on the site
    • The site contains links that are not highlighted.
  • HTML/CSS validation
    • There are problems with HTML validation on the site.
  • User interface accessibility
    • Interface of the site contains elements that are inaccessible or difficult to operate.

This statement was prepared on: 2022-08-30.

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 website.

Feedback and contact information

The contact person for the accessibility of this website is: Eduard Siech. If you experience problems with accessibility of this website, contact with us by sending an e-mail to:, or by calling 22 55 24 062. 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

Full list of buildings belonging to the University of Warsaw with information on their architectural accessibility.

The Leading Unit declares the architectural availability of the building: Kazimierzowski Palace, the seat of the Rectors’ Authorities, postcode 00-927 Warsaw, address 26/28 Krakowskie Przedmieście Street

Administrative Director: Wojciech Miksa

Phone: 22 55 21 860


Entrance to the building

Main entrance to the building through double doors: external 84 centimetres wide, with a handle at a 105 centimetres height and a threshold high for 7 centimetres; internal ones are 84 centimetres wide, a handle is at 118 centimetres height. The doors are opened manually, there is a guard in front of the building between 7am and 5pm who can be asked for help. Lack of possibility to contact the concierge from the outside.

Corridors and passages

Elevator located in the left wing of the building and accessible for persons with disabilities (the door 90 centimetres wide), top button at 118 centimetres high. Elevator with digital voice information. Most office entrances are two-leaves doors, about 76 centimetres wide with handles at 120 to 127 centimetres high, single doors are 95 centimetres wide, with handles at 120 centimetres high. Entrance to men’s restrooms 100 centimetres wide with internal door 90 centimetres wide and with handles at 120 centimetres high, women’s entrance 89 centimetres wide, handles at 120 centimetres high. The Cloakroom on the ground floor with a countertop at 100 centimetres high.


When assistance needed, it is best to speak to the concierge.

Extra help

No contact.

Bathrooms, toilets, changing rooms

Restrooms for persons with disabilities located on the ground floor: male in the left wing and female in the right one. The cloackroom also on the ground floor and accessible for persons with disabilities.

Additional customizations

A voice system in the elevator which informs about the location of it and there are also some information in Braille.

Access and parking spaces

Public transport: an option to get there by metro to Nowy Swiat – Uniwersytet station or by bus to Krakowskie Przedmieście Street to the stops called Uniwersytet. Parking on University property for persons with disabilities available, after getting an entry pass with the assistance of the Office for Persons with Disabilities.

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:, website:

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