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Accessibility Statement for the Integrated Funding Stream Support System (OSF)

The Polish Ministry of Education and Science 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 operated by public entities. This accessibility statement applies to the website: https://www.osf.opi.org.pl.

Website publication date: 23.9.2020
Last major update: 14.3.2022

The website remains partially compliant with the Act of April 4, 2019 on digital accessibility of websites and mobile applications operated by public entities, due to the incompatibilities and exemptions listed below.

Inaccessible content:

  • Some forms do not contain structure tags
  • In some tables, the header rows do not correspond with the cells; screen readers may be unable to read these tables correctly
  • Some system components may not be accessible from the keyboard
  • Alternative text is absent for some images
  • Some PDF files available on the website are inaccessible to some users, as they include content possessed by a public entity that was not produced by or on behalf of that entity or acquired for that entity, or which adaptation to the requirements of digital accessibility requires changes to which that public entity is unentitled
  • Content published before September 23, 2019 that has not been rebuilt or modified since is inaccessible; this applies in particular to changes in the appearance and structure of the presented information and to the method by which the information is published

Errors and irregularities are continuously corrected as part of the website improvement process.

The website has the following facilities for users with disabilities:

  • visible focus
  • link highlighting

Standard keyboard shortcuts can be used, which are available on popular web browsers. The website does not contain keyboard shortcuts that are potentially incompatible with assistive technologies (e.g. screen reading software), users’ operating systems, or software.

This statement was made on March 14, 2022.
This statement was made on the basis of a self-assessment conducted by a public entity.

Feedback and contact details

In case of difficulties with the accessibility of the website, please contact Rafał Jendrzejewski at: dostepnosc@opi.org.pl, phone 512 014 561.
Requests can also be submitted to obtain inaccessible information and to submit complaints about accessibility.

Everyone has the right to request access to a website, mobile application, or any of its elements. It can also be requested that information be made accessible using alternative means—for example, the reading of a digitally inaccessible document or description of the content of a video that does not have audio description.

Such a request should:

  1. include the contact details of the user submitting the request
  2. indicate which website or element thereof the request concerns
  3. indicate the preferred method of contact with the user submitting the request
  4. when the user who made the request reports the need to receive information by an alternative method of access, they should also specify a convenient way by which the information can be presented.

A public entity should execute the request immediately, and not later than seven days from the date a request was made. If meeting this timeframe is impossible, the public entity shall immediately inform the user who made the request of when the request will be fulfilled. In this case, the timeframe may not be longer than two months from the date a request was submitted. If digital accessibility is impossible, a public entity may propose an alternative way by which the information can be accessed.

In the event that an entity refuses to comply with a request to ensure the accessibility of or alternative access to information, a complaint may be submitted. After exhausting the above procedure, an application may also be submitted to the Ombudsman.

Architectural accessibility

Ministry of Education and Science, Wspólna 1/3, 00-529 Warsaw

There are three entrances to the building: the main entrance from ul. Hoża 20, and two entrances from ul. Wspólna. The main entrance is designated for guests. The reception desk is located in the hall opposite the main entrance. To allow visitors equipped with hearing aids to receive sound through the T-coil, the reception area is equipped with an induction loop. The administration office can be found to the right of the main entrance, and a cloakroom can be found to the left. There are information boards in the hall that are presented in a contrasting manner, and at a height that enables them to be read by wheelchair users. Further access to the building is provided with gates through which wheelchair users can pass.

The building contains four lifts, which are adapted for wheelchair users and blind visitors; the floor keys are marked with lettering in Braille. Access to all corridors and rooms on all floors of the building is provided for wheelchair users, on the ground floor and on floors I – V. The doorsteps between the corridors and the office rooms are flushed to floor level. In some cases, the doorstep height complies with the applicable regulations and does not exceed 2 cm. The doorsteps are also colour-coded.

The building has two vertical communication routes (stairs), on the right and left sides of the building. The first and last steps of each staircase are marked with yellow warning stripes. Handrails are marked with Braille, to inform blind visitors where the stairs lead. Continuous central railing serves as an escape route for blind visitors; Non-contiguous external railing serves as a communication route.

The toilet for visitors with disabilities is located on the ground floor, on the right side of the building. At the entrance to the carpark, in front of the barrier, a megaphone can be found on the left with a call button for visitors with disabilities.

In front of the building, one parking space is designated for wheelchair users, and is integrated with the communication route (pavement). The pavement at the main entrance to the building is lowered to ground level and is wheelchair accessible. The curb of the pavement is colour-marked.

Users can enter the building and all of its rooms with an assistance dog or a guide dog.
Signs inside the building are presented in enlarged print for the visually impaired.

A staff member is constantly present at the reception desk who can assist visitors in finding their way around the building.