Declaration of accessibility

The Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences (IFJ PAN) undertakes to ensure the availability of its website in accordance with the provisions of Act of April 4, 2019 on digital accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public entities. The declaration on availability applies to the IFJ PAN website.

Date of publication of the website: 2018-03-08.

Date of the latest essential update: 2024-03-30.

The website is partially compliant with the Act of April 4, 2019 on digital accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public entities because of non-compliances or exclusions listed below.

  • Videos published on the website do not contain subtitles for hearing-impaired people.
  • Pictures and graphics published on the website do not contain descriptions for blind or visually-impaired people.

Exclusions:

  • Videos had been published before the Act on digital accessibility came into effect.
  • Pictures and graphics had been published before the Act on digital accessibility came into effect.

The declaration was drawn up as of: 2023-03-23. The declaration was drawn up on the basis of self-assessment. First publication: 2020-07-21.

Links on the webpage have been highlighted and the texts of the links have been selected in such a way so that they can be understandable whenever possible even outside the context of the sentence in which they appear.

All pictures and graphics published on the website contain alternative descriptions. Graphics of purely decorative nature contain null alt attribute.

The pages of the website can be enlarged to 300% without any problems. The size of the font can also be changed. The website is based on CSS styles, but the content of the pages may be easily readable even when the styles are off. The website can be navigated using only a keyboard.

Standard keyboard shortcuts can be used to navigate the website.

The website does not contain keyboard shortcuts that would conflict with assistive technology (e.g. reading programs) or user’s system and applications.

Feedback and contact details

If you have problems with website accessibility, please contact us at dostepnosc@ifj.edu.pl. You can also contact us by calling 12 662 83 21 or 12 662 80 31. Using the same contact details, you can apply for unavailable information and complain about lack of accessibility.

Everyone has the right to request the accessibility of the website, the mobile application or any element thereof. It is also possible to request information in alternative forms, such as reading a digitally unavailable document, describing the content of a film without an audio description, etc. The request should include the identity of the person making the request, an indication of which website or mobile application is involved and the way he or she can be contacted. If the person requests information in an alternative form, he or she should also specify the form of that information. The public entity should comply with the request immediately and no later than within 7 days. If this deadline cannot be met, the public entity shall immediately inform the person making the request when it will be possible to meet the request, which shall not be longer than 2 months from the date of the request. Where digital accessibility cannot be provided, the public entity may propose an alternative means of accessing the information. Where the public entity refuses to comply with an accessibility request or to provide an alternative means of accessing information, the requesting entity may complain about the lack of digital accessibility of a website, a mobile application or an element of a website or mobile application.

Once the above procedure has been exhausted, a request may also be made to the Commissioner for Human Rights.

Architectural accessibility

The Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences is located at 152 Radzikowskiego Street, 31-342 Krakow.

The premises of IFJ PAN can be accessed by two entrance gates. Because of the specificity of the object, access to its premises is restricted: visitors who are not employees may require a pass. Both the driveway secured by barriers and the pedestrian entrance require an access card; the card can be collected together with a pass from the security personnel of one of the guardhouses located at each gate.

The main entrance gate can be accessed from the south side, from Radzikowskiego Street. The guardhouse near the gate operates 24 hours a day, including every weekday and holidays.

The north gate can be accessed from Mięsowicza Street intersecting Sosnowiecka Street. The gate is open on working days from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

On the premises of the Institute there are parking spaces designated for people with disabilities. The guardhouse personnel may assist visitors in accessing the buildings. Assistance is also provided to the disabled visitors on wheelchairs wishing to visit the Institute. People using wheelchairs may be assisted by guards and can reach the desired place following a designated path.

Wheelchair users may access the main complex by a ramp located at building 0 from the north side. The building is part of the main complex of buildings that includes: building 0, 2, 3 and 5, as well as an administrative building number 4. A map illustrating the location of the buildings, internal roads and parking lots may be collected at the guardhouses.

Inside the main building, there are two elevators – a cargo-passenger one located in building 0 and a passenger one in building 4. These elevators, along with the installed platform, enable overcoming the level difference between buildings 5 and 4 and provide easy access to all floors of the buildings within the main complex. In the near future, actions are planned to replace the ramp at building 0 with a vertical platform. There are also plans to designate additional parking spaces for people with disabilities, as well as to install a system for calling the guard for assistance for the driver of a disabled vehicle.

Inside the main complex there are two toilets adapted to the needs of disabled people that can be accessed from the ground floor level.

Apart from the main complex, the following buildings can be found on the premises of IFJ PAN:

  • The building of Cyclotron Centre Bronowice, which can be accessed without problems directly by the main entrance from the south side. Additionally, there is a special ramp providing access from the west side. The building is equipped with a lift. The part of the building dedicated to patients has a wheelchair ramp to make up for level differences. The building is also equipped with a toiled adapted to the needs of disabled people and a designated parking space from the south side. Because of the specificity of the object, access to most of its areas is restricted and requires a clearance.
  • Building 26, which can be easily accessed by the main entrance from the west side as there are no level differences. The building houses a lift and toilets for people with disabilities located on each floor.
  • Building 25 - can be accessed from the north side with no level differences, but the entrance leads through the area of the Division of Scientific Equipment and Infrastructure Construction (DAI) and requires prior consent and assistance from IFJ PAN. Access to the other floors of the building is limited and the building does not have a lift.
  • Building 18 - can be accessed from the north side with no level differences. This is a single-floor building not equipped with a toilet adapted to the needs of disabled people.
  • Building 1 - access to the building is facilitated through the main entrance using a platform lift and a cargo-passenger elevator, as well as from the northern side through a ramp with access to the ICP-MS laboratory and a segmented gate with an adapted wicket (requires assistance from another person). Due to the nature of the facility, architectural barriers, and varying levels, access to a small portion of its areas is limited and requires prior arrangement or is impossible. The building is equipped with one accessible restroom on the ground level near the segmented gate.
  • Buildings 6 and 14 are single-floor objects that can be accessed directly from the surrounding area, but access is restricted as they are entirely laboratory and research units.