Declaration of availability

The Book Institute undertakes to ensure the accessibility of its website in accordance with the provisions of the Act of 4 April 2019 on digital accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public entities. The accessibility statement applies to the Books from Poland website.

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

The following requirements were not met: a text-based alternative, subtitles, and audio description in videos. It is planned to be implemented by 23 September 2020.

Multimedia published before 2020-09-23, maps are exempted from the obligation to ensure accessibility, which is not possible for technical reasons.

2019-09-18

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

In case of any problems with the availability of the website, please contact us. The contact person is Krzysztof Cieślik, k.cieslik@instytutksiazki.pl . You can also contact us by calling 22 551 59 10. In the same way, you can apply for access to information that is not available and make requests for availability.

Everyone has the right to request the availability of a digital website, a mobile application, or any part thereof. Information may also be requested by means of an alternative means of access, for example, by reading a digitally inaccessible document, describing the content of a film without audio description, etc. The request should include the personal details of the person making the request, an indication of which website or mobile application the request is for as well as desired method of contact. Where the person requesting information requests information by means of an alternative means of access, the person requesting the information should also specify the manner in which the information is to be presented in a manner convenient to them. The public entity should execute the request immediately, not later than 7 days from the date of submission of the request. If it is not possible to meet this deadline, the public entity shall immediately inform the requesting party about it, when it will be possible to meet the request, provided that the deadline shall not be longer than 2 months from the date of submission of the request. If digital accessibility cannot be ensured, the public entity may propose an alternative means of access to information. Where a public entity refuses to comply with a request for accessibility or an alternative means of access to information, the requesting party may lodge a complaint about the accessibility of the digital website, mobile application, or part of the website or mobile application. After the exhaustion of the abovementioned procedure, a request may also be made to the Ombudsman.

 

Architectural availability

The head office of the Book Institute in Cracow:

Security is 24 hours a day, doors, wicket gate, and entrance gates are locked. Entry or exit shall be subject to opening by security or the secretary during the Institute’s working hours. The office and administration building is equipped with a staircase device – a wheelchair stair climber – intended for the entry of persons with reduced mobility, but only to the ground floor. The Translators’ Collegium has a lift designed for people with reduced mobility. We do not have a ramp, voice information, nor induction loops. We have two separate and marked accessible parking spaces. There are no obstacles to entry with an assistance dog. There is no sign language interpreter on site or online.

The office of the Book Institute in Warsaw:

The entrance to the building in which the office of the Book Institute is located at 17 Foksal Street is possible after entering the gate of the building (directly from the street), access to the staircase is limited by intercom – opening the door to the building requires an access card or direct connection to an office worker to release the lock. The Institute’s office is located on the second floor – it can be accessed directly from the staircase by stairs or a lift. The lift is at level S (below the ground floor). To get to the lift, you need to walk one step down or use the ramp. The ramp is located on the S level, the tilt is 10 degrees, which allows for a safe descent to the lift. There is no voice information or induction loop in the building. In the vicinity of the building, there are public accessible parking spaces – 2 at a distance of about 30 m, 1 at a distance of about 60 m. There are no obstacles to entry with an assistance dog. There is no sign language interpreter on site or online.

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