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University of Silesia in Katowice

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Declaration of accessibility

The University of Silesia undertakes to ensure the availability of its website in accordance with the provisions of the Act of 4 April 2019 on the digital availability of websites and mobile applications of public entities. The declaration of availability applies to the website of the University of Silesia in Katowice.

Website publication date: 30 November 2019
Last important update: 18 March 2022

The website is partly consistent with the Act of 4 April 2019 on the digital accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public entities due to:

  • some graphical elements might not be properly described in the alternative text,
  • some video materials might not include audio descriptions,
  • some video materials are not subtitled because they are subject to exemption, either due to being published before the act on digital accessibility came into force or because they originate from events broadcast in real time,
  • the website is very extensive and varied, so there may be inconsistencies in the structure of the headings on some pages,
  • links can be found on the website without describing the purpose of the link,
  • files with inadequate language declarations, without tags and metadata, may be found on the website,
  • there might errors in the website code.

The declaration was prepared on: 19 March 2024
The declaration was prepared on the basis of self-assessment made by the public entity.

You can use standard keyboard shortcuts on the website. In addition, there is a keyboard shortcut:
Alt+C allowing users to open the chatbot window (automatic reply system). Pressing the ESC key allows users to exit the system.

Feedback and contact data

In case of any problems with the website accessibility, please contact the Student Service Centre: dostepnosc@us.edu.pl. You can also contact the Student Service Centre by calling 32 359 1910. In the same way, you can submit requests for sharing inaccessible information and lodge complaints against the lack of accessibility.

Everyone has the right to request digital accessibility of the website, mobile app or any of their elements. You can also request sharing information through an alternative access method, e.g. by reading a digitally inaccessible document, describing film content without audio description, etc. The request should contain the data of the person submitting the request, specification of the website or mobile app and method of contact.

If the person making the request reports the need to obtain information through an alternative access method, they should also determine the convenient method of presenting such information. A public entity should fulfil the request immediately, not later than within 7 days from the date of submitting the request. Should it not be possible to comply with the deadline, the public entity should inform the person making the request about it as soon as possible, whereby the new deadline cannot be later than 2 months from the date of submitting the request. Should it not be possible to provide digital accessibility, the public entity may offer an alternative method of access to information. In the case when the public entity refuses to implement a request to ensure accessibility or an alternative way of access to information, the requestor may submit a complaint concerning the failure to ensure digital accessibility of a website or a mobile app, or of an element of a website or a mobile app. Having exhausted all of the above methods, one may file an application with the Polish Commissioner for Human Rights.

Entrance with a guide dog

Please be informed that you can enter every building of the University of Silesia with an assisting dog and a guide dog.

Videos about the University of Silesia in Polish Sign Language





Sign language interpreter

The option to use a sign language interpreter is provided. To order translation or interpreting services, please write an e-mail in advance: dostepnosc@us.edu.pl.

piktogram: tłumaczenia na język migowy dłonie ze stykającymi się w okrąg palcem wskazującym i kciukiem

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