Statement on the accessibility of the website rpo.gov.pl
The Commissioner for Human Rights undertakes to ensure the accessibility of the website pursuant to the Act of 4 April 2019 on the Digital Accessibility of Public Entities’ Websites and Mobile Applications. This statement on accessibility applies to the website of the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights: https://www.rpo.gov.pl .
Date of website publication: 2019-09-20.
Date of last significant update: 2019-09-20.
This website is only partially compliant due to the compliance shortcomings listed below.
- absence of alternative descriptions and titles for some photos and pictures,
- some PDF documents have errors in the text layer (after scanning / OCR),
- PDF documents are not read correctly by programmes for the visually impaired (e.g. incorrectly prepared tables, charts, pictures, missing navigation sections, titles etc.),
- absence of audio descriptions for multimedia materials.
- films were published before the Act on Digital Accessibility went into force; improving the website’s accessibility would be an excessive burden for the public entity,
- maps are exempt from accessibility requirements.
Date of statement and method of assessing digital accessibility
Date the statement was drawn up: 2019-09-20.
The statement was drawn up on the basis of a self-assessment conducted by the public entity.
The website does not contain keyboard shortcuts that could conflict with assistive technologies (e.g. reading programmes), user operating system or applications.
Feedback and contact details
In the event you experience problems accessing the website, please contact us. The person responsible is Mariusz Masłowiecki, coordinator for accessibility in the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights, email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact us by calling 22 55 17 795. Requests to obtain inaccessible information and complaints about inaccessibility may be submitted to the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights, al. Solidarności 77, 00-090 Warszawa in person or via post, or to the email address: email@example.com .
Everyone is entitled to request digital access to the website, mobile application or any element thereof. You may also request that information be made available in alternative forms, such as the reading of a digitally unavailable document, a description of the content of a film that lacks an audio description etc. The request should contain the data of the person submitting the request, indication of the website or mobile application in question and the method of contact. If the requesting party expresses the need to receive information in an alternative form, this person should also specify the desired form of the information.
The public entity should fulfil the request immediately, no later than within 7 days. If meeting this deadline proves to be impossible, the public entity shall immediately inform the requesting party about when it can fulfil the request, which may not be longer than 2 months from this time. If providing accessibility is not possible, the public entity may propose an alternative means of accessing the information.
In the event that the public entity refuses to comply with the request to ensure the accessibility or some means of alternative access to requested information, a complaint may be filed. After all other possibilities have been exhausted, a complaint may also be sent to the Commissioner for Human Rights.
Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights, al. Solidarności 77, 00-090 Warszawa
The building has an entrance from sidewalk level on al. Solidarności. The reception desk is to the right of the entrance. There is an elevator in the building marked in Braille. All rooms in the main part of the building, including the conference room on the 1st floor, are accessible to wheelchair users. A toilet for the disabled is located on the ground (“0”) floor, to the left of the entrance. One parking space for the disabled is located in front of the building. The building and all its rooms may be entered with an assistance dog or guide dog. The building has an induction loop in the conference room.
There are no other Braille markings in the building, nor are there any high-contrast or enlarged print markings for the blind or visually impaired. At the reception desk you may use an online Polish Sign Language (PJM) Interpreter. This service is available during office hours, and it is free for the deaf.
Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights, ul. Długa 23/25, 00-238 Warszawa
The building has an entrance from a courtyard adjacent to ul. Długa. Stairs lead to the entrance. There is a wheelchair ramp by the stairs. The reception desk is to the left of the entrance. There is an elevator in the building marked in Braille. All rooms in the building are accessible to wheelchair users. A toilet for disabled people is located on the ground (“0”) floor, to the right of the entrance. Two parking spaces designated for disabled people are located on ul. Długa nearby the building. The building and all its rooms may be entered with an assistance dog or guide dog. The building has an induction loop in the conference room.
There are no other Braille markings in the building, nor are there any high-contrast or enlarged print markings for the blind or visually impaired. No Polish sign language interpretation service is available in the building.
Availability of sign language interpreter
You may present your problem to the Commissioner for Human Rights using a sign language interpretation service – a so-called video interpreter. Those who come to the Office of the Commissioner may use the services of a sign language interpreter via a special programme and camera. The interpreter then communicates with the deaf person and the office worker. A deaf person may also access an interpreter on-line.
Automatic website validation in respect to accessibility conducted by online validators is not fully reliable and cannot replace objective tests performed by people with disabilities. Accordingly, the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights aims to conduct annual audits of the accessibility of its websites.