Accessibility declaration

The University of Warsaw undertakes to ensure the availability of the www.igf.fuw.edu.pl website in accordance with the provisions of the Act of 4 April 2019 on digital accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public entities (Journal of Laws of 2019, item 848, issued by the Polish Parliament).

  • Date of publication of the website: 1996-10-17.
  • Date of last major update: 2017-09-24 .

Compliance status

The website is partially compliant with the Act of 4 April 2019 on digital accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public entities because of the incompatibilities or exemptions listed below.

  • Subpage titles
    • Important information about the page name is placed at the end of the title.
  • Anchors (jumpers within a page)
    • The website does not have links that allow direct access to the content of the pages.
  • Links
    • The site has contextual links, the content of which does not explicitly inform the target.
  • Definition of website language(s)
    • The site has content in a language other than the primary language (Polish) and not marked with a language tag.
  • Other site controls
    • The main menu drop-down elements are not accessible via the keyboard.
  • LandMarks
    • There are errors in definitions of landmarks on the website.
  • Site search
    • The website has a search mechanism, but it is not available.
  • Accessibility of content of the website
    • The website may have links to documents that are not accessible.
  • Site map, logical and comprehensible structure, ease of finding information
    • The website does not have a sitemap.
  • Contrasts and colours
    • The website has elements that do not meet the contrast requirements.
  • Visibility of keyboard focus
    • The website can hide the visibility of the keyboard focus.
  • Availability of clickable elements
    • The website contains clickable elements that are not supported by the keyboard.
    • The site contains clickable elements without labels or explicit link text.
  • Dynamic elements of the website
    • The website has clickable elements that are not keyboard-enabled.
  • Highlighting of links and other relevant page elements
    • The website has links highlighted only by colour, which do not meet the contrast requirements.
  • Logical sequence of keyboard focus
    • The website contains elements that incorrectly change the keyboard focus order.
  • HTML/CSS validation
    • The website has HTML validation issues.

The Declaration was drawn up on the date: 2022-02-09.

The Declaration was drawn up on the basis of a self-assessment carried out by the public entity: : UW Office for Persons with Disabilities.

Keyboard shortcuts

No special keyboard shortcuts are used on www.igf.fuw.edu.pl.

Feedback and contact details

In case of any issues related to the website accessibility, please contact Robert Budzyński via e-mail Robert Budzyński. W przypadku problemów z dostępnością strony internetowej prosimy o kontakt: e-mail: robert.budzynski@fuw.edu.pl, or phone 225532521. Accessibility requests can be submitted using the above mentioned channels.

Appeal procedure

Anyone may request that a website, mobile application or any element thereof be made digitally accessible. One can also request information to be made available through an alternative means of access, for example, by reading a digitally unavailable document, describing the content of a film lacking an audio description, etc. .

The request should include the identity of the person making the request, an indication of which website or mobile application the request pertains to and contact method. If the person making the request requests information by means of an alternative means of access, he should also specify a way of presenting the information that is convenient for him.

The public entity should comply with the request as soon as possible and at the latest within 7 days from the date of the request. If this deadline cannot be met, the public entity shall immediately inform the person making the request when it will be possible to meet the request, which shall not be longer than 2 months from the date of the request.

Where digital accessibility cannot be provided, the public entity may propose an alternative means of accessing the information. Where the public entity refuses to comply with an accessibility request or to provide an alternative means of accessing information, the requesting entity may complain about the lack of digital accessibility of a website, a mobile application or an element of a website or mobile application. Once the above procedure has been exhausted, a request may also be made to the Ombudsman through the website https://www.rpo.gov.pl/.

Building accessibility

A full list of UW-owned buildings can be found on the UW Accessibility Declaration page.

The Teaching Unit declares the architectural accessibility of the building: Faculty of Physics building A - Pasteura 5, 02-093 Warsaw (Ochota)

Administrative Director: Beata Grabowska

Phone: 0048 22 55 32 511

E-mail: beata.grabowska@fuw.edu.pl


The main entrance to the building is equipped with an automatic door that opens once one enter the sensor area. The width of the door is 175 cm. An intercom is placed in front of the entrance to communicate with the fireman from the facility staff. The main entrance area does not have steps/stairs or ramps. The ground floor of the building is at outdoor ground level.

Corridors and passageways

The interior of the building is adapted to the movement of people with mobility impairments. Passageways and rooms are located on the same level, without thresholds. Communication between floors is ensured by lifts between levels -1 (underground garage/laboratories) and +5. The doors in the lifts are 100 cm wide. The buttons in the lifts have Braille markings. Voice announcements in some lifts are switched off. It is possible to switch them on if necessary. Internal doors are wide (above 90 cm) and can be opened manually. Handles and switches are located at standard heights.


In situations where a person with a disability requires the assistance of a third party, this fact should be reported to the firefighter on duty. This can be done via intercoms located at the entrances to the building, reporting this fact at the main reception or directly to the firefighter (room 0.43). A firefighter on duty is a person trained in first aid, obliged to provide help.

Additional Assistance

In case of any additional assistance needed, please contact the firefighter on duty directly.

Bathrooms, toilets and changing rooms

Toilets for disabled people are located on each floor of the building. They are located near other toilets and marked with an information sign on the front door. These rooms are equipped with a summoning system. In the event of a hazardous situation in which the help of a third party is required, such need is signaled by pulling a marked rope located inside the room. This action generates an acoustic signal in the firefighter's room with information from which room the call is coming. The firefighter is obliged to investigate the situation and provide help. The cloakroom is shared by everyone. It is served by employees who collect and dispense clothes.

Additional adaptations

The classrooms do not have Braille signage. The interiors of the practice rooms/labs are mostly adapted for disabled people. The floor has no thresholds. Where there are platforms at the blackboards, they are equipped with ramps for wheelchairs. Classrooms and halls have sound systems (microphones, amplifiers, loudspeakers). Access to the assembly hall for wheelchair users is assured: 1. to room 0.06 from the ground floor. There are stands for the disabled within the hall on the same level. To the cathedral level - through the corridor on level -1, where one can take a lift. 2. to halls 0.03 and 0.03a - from the ground floor level. There are stands for the disabled within the hall on the same level. To the cathedral level - via the Lecture Demonstration Studio. Access is limited, the width of the access road at the narrowest point - 105 cm. It is not a public passage, it passes through rooms with restricted access for third parties. The adaptation of the Library to serve the special user is as follows: 1. the entrance to the Library is adapted for wheelchair users, i.e. a wide door (opened with a handle) without thresholds. There is free access to the book collection thanks to spacious rooms. The lending library, free access and reading rooms are all on one level, without any thresholds. In the open access area, the distance between the shelves allows access for a wheelchair. 2. There is a special mouse for visually impaired people with paresis. 3. We also have a Digital Touch HD magnifier for the visually impaired. There are no books for the visually impaired or the blind in the library. There is also no special computer station with an installed system for the blind and a reading device.

Access and car park

A parking space for the disabled is located in the underground garage near the B Sector. From there, accessible lifts will take one to the upper floors. Access to the building from the nearby public transport stops is provided with the necessary ramps. There are no barriers in the form of high kerbs.

Access with an assistance dog

It is possible to enter the building with an assistance dog.

PJM (Polish Sign Language) Interpreter

An on-site PJM Interpreter as well as PJM electronic communication is not available. A PJM Interpreter request should be submitted to the UW Office for Persons with Disabilities at least 3 days in advance. Contact: 0048 22 552422, bon@uw.edu.pl, www.bon.uw.edu.pl.

Page last modified on Feb. 21, 2022, 11:30 p.m.