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Web accessibility

AGH University Main Library Accessibility Statement is divided into three parts:
Website Accessibility Statement, Information and Communication AccessibilityArchitectural accessibility​​​​​​​.

Website Accessibility Statement

The AGH Main Library undertakes to ensure the accessibility of its website in accordance with the provisions of the Act of April 4, 2019 on Digital Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Entities. The Accessibility Statement applies to the AGH Main Library's website.

Date of website publication: 2023-10-09
The declaration was last reviewed and updated on: 2023-10-09

Status in terms of compliance with the Act

The website is partially compliant with the Digital Accessibility of Public Entities' Websites and Mobile Applications Act due to the incompatibilities or exclusions listed below.

Content not available: 

  • some of the videos are not subtitled for deaf and deaf persons,
  • publications in the form of PDF files are partially accessible. Files are posted on the website in two versions: PDF and DOC.

Preparation of the accessibility declaration

Declaration prepared on: 2023-10-09
The declaration was last reviewed and updated on: 2023-10-09

The declaration was made on the basis of a self-assessment.

Information on applications for Architectural or Information and Communication Accessibility

A person with special needs or their legal representative, upon demonstration of a legitimate interest, can request architectural or information and communication accessibility.

The request for accessibility should include:

  • applicant contact details,
  • indication of an architectural or information and communication barrier that hinders or prevents accessibility,
  • an indication of how to contact the applicant,
  • indication of a convenient form of ensuring accessibility, if applicable.

Implementation deadline

The application should be processed no later than 14 days from the date of application submission. If it is not possible to provide accessibility, or to provide access in an alternative form within 14 days, the AGH University Main Library will notify the applicant. The AGH University Main Library will indicate a new deadline for providing accessibility, which should not be longer than 2 months from the date of the request.

In the event that the AGH University Main Library has failed to provide accessibility, the applicant has the right to complain about it to the President of the Board of the State Fund for Rehabilitation of Disabled People. The deadline for making a complaint is 30 days.

Requests for accessibility can be made as follows:

  1. By post:
    AGH University Main Library,
    A. Mickiewicz Ave. 30, 30-059 Kraków
  2. By email:
  3. By phone:
    Agnieszka Zych, + 48 12 617 32 14

Form of request (in Polish)

Information and Communication Accessibility

In accordance with Article 6, paragraph 3 of the Law on Ensuring Accessibility for Persons with Special Needs, the AGH University Main Library provides service to users through means that facilitate communication by:

Architectural accessibility​​​​​​​

Accessibility of building entrance and accessibility of control area

There is a ramp in front of the Library's main entrance.

Accessibility of corridors, stairs and lifts

The building has a lift equipped with voice announcements and Braille labels. The lift is adapted for independent movement of persons with mobility impairments. Access to the lift for people with special needs is possible from the main hall via the service aisle (details in the Catalogue Information on the ground floor).

Doors leading to the rooms are marked with labels in Braille. There is a suitably equipped toilet for people with disabilities on each floor. In the Main Reading Room (first floor, room no. 123), there is a computer station with a scanner and a programme that allows the conversion of scanned text, a reading programme, and an electronic enlarger for the visually impaired.

Parking spaces for people with disabilities

There are parking spaces in front of the building for people with disabilities. There is an entrance to the car park from Reymonta Street 7 (Main Gate). Entrance to the car park is restricted by a barrier, at which there is an intercom and an attendant's desk. It is possible to apply for a card to open the barrier or to be assisted by a member of the AGH University Guards.

Assistance dog

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

Legal basis:

  1. Act of 4 April 2019 on the digital accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public entities (Dz.U. z 2019 r. poz. 848).
  2. Act of 19 July 2019 on ensuring accessibility for persons with special needs (Dz.U. z 2020 r. poz. 1062).