Declaration of availability

The Silesian Medical University in Katowice undertakes to ensure the accessibility of the website in accordance with the Act of April 4, 2019 on digital accessibility of websites and mobile applications of entities in the public (Journal of Laws 2019, item 848).

The accessibility statement applies to the website

Date of publication of the website: 2024-03-06.

Date of last update: 2024-03-06.

Status in terms of accessibility.
The website is partially compliant with the Law of April 4, 2019 on digital accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public entities due to the incompatibilities listed below.

The incompatibilities are within the scope of guidelines: 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.5, 4.1.1.

Preparation of accessibility statement
The statement was prepared on: 2024-03-06.

The declaration was prepared on the basis of a self-assessment carried out by the public entity.

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Feedback and contact information
If you have problems accessing the website, please contact us. The contact person is the University Spokesperson, You can also contact by calling 32 20 83 543. The same route can be used to submit requests for inaccessible information and to file complaints about the failure to ensure accessibility.

Anyone has the right to request the provision of accessibility to a digital website or some element of it. It is also possible to request that the information be made available by an alternative means of access, for example, by reading a digitally inaccessible document, describing the contents of a film without an audio description, etc. The request should include the details of the person making the request, an indication of which website is in question and a method of contact. If the person making the request indicates the need to receive information by an alternative means of access, he should also specify a convenient way of presenting the information. The public entity should implement the request immediately, no later than within 7 days from the date of the request. If it is not possible to meet this deadline, the public entity shall immediately inform the requester when it will be possible to fulfill the request, but the deadline shall not be longer than 2 months from the date of the request. If it is not possible to provide digital accessibility, the public entity may propose an alternative way to access the information. If the public entity refuses to comply with the request to provide accessibility or an alternative way of accessing the information, the requester may file a complaint about the provision of digital accessibility of the website, mobile application or an element of the website or mobile application. After exhausting the procedure indicated above, a request may also be made to the Ombudsman.

Architectural accessibility
Main Library
The Main Library building is located between Warszawska Street and Szkolna Street. It is separated from the streets by an area of greenery, paving slabs and a parking lot. There are two entrances to the building – from the front and from the back.
The main entrance from Warszawska Street is located on the front wall of the building. A wide staircase with a metal railing in the middle leads to the entrance. Behind the door of the main entrance there is a second door with a metal and glass construction and anti-theft gates (the distance between the widest wing of the gate is 0.82 m).
To the right of the entrance, on the first floor of the building, there is a security desk.
There is no ramp or platform for transporting disabled people in wheelchairs. Library staff assistance available upon notification by a bell located near the stairs.
The second entrance is located in the rear wall of the building, in the ground floor, on the side of the inner square on School Street. The square is closed by a gate. The rear entrance is used for business, transportation and evacuation purposes. There is no ramp for disabled people in wheelchairs.
Library premises are located on the first and second floors of the building. Inside the building, all floors are accessible for wheelchair users. The building is equipped with a passenger elevator with keys in Braille. A toilet for the disabled is located on level -1.
There are no designated parking spaces for the disabled.
It is possible to enter the building and all its premises with an assistance dog and a guide dog.
There is no possibility to use a sign language interpreter person on site. The building is equipped to facilitate the use of the Library by people with disabilities.
The building does not have signage in Braille or contrast or enlarged print signage for the blind and visually impaired.
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