Declaration on Accessibility

Last updated on 24 January 2022

The scademic platform Polish Studies Interdisciplinary (hereinafter: Pol-Int) is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We continuously improve usability for all and apply the appropriate accessibility standards to our content.

The accessibility statement applies to

Pol-Int strives to make its website accessible in accordance with the Brandenburg Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities Act (BbgBGG) and the Brandenburg Barrier-Free Information Technology Ordinance (BbgBITV) in conjunction with the Barrier-Free Information Technology Ordinance (BITV 2.0).

The basis for accessibility is the internationally valid Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) at conformance level AA and the European standard EN 301 549, version 3.1.1. For PDF documents, the international standard PDF/UA is also observed.

Efforts to support accessibility

Pol-Int takes the following measures to ensure accessibility:

  • Accessibility is part of our mission statement.
  • Accessibility is integrated into our procurement practices.
  • Ongoing accessibility training is provided to employees.

Compliance status

Current website accessibility standard:

WCAG 2.0 Level AA

Current content compliance status:

Partially compliant: some pieces of content do not fully comply with the accessibility standard.

Known accessibility issues

Despite our best efforts, users:may experience some issues. This is a description of known accessibility issues. Please contact us if you observe an issue that is not listed.


Our videos do not currently have subtitles.

Audio Files:

Not all audio files have transcriptions.

PDF documents:

Not all PDF documents comply with accessibility requirements.

Plain Language:

The website is not written in "plain language."

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technologies.

This website is designed to be compatible with the following browsers:

  • Microsoft Edge versions higher than 16 (no legacy Edge).
  • Firefox versions higher than 60
  • Chrome versions higher than 60
  • (macOS) Safari versions higher than 12, (iOS) Safari/mobile higher than 12.

This website is designed to be compatible with the following supporting technologies:

  • popular screen readers (such as JAWS or NVDA).


The accessibility of this website depends on the following technologies to function:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript

Evaluation methods

Pol-Int assessed the accessibility of this website using the following method(s):

  • Self-assessment: the website was assessed internally within the organization.
  • External assessment: the website was assessed by an agency that developed it.

Feedback process

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of this website. Please contact us in one of the following ways:

Phone: +49 335 5534 2638

European University Viadrina
Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies
Research Platform Polish Studies Interdisciplinary
Große Scharrnstraße 59
15230 Frankfurt (Oder)

Enforcement Procedure

If you are not satisfied with the processing of your request or if you do not receive an answer from the above-mentioned contact option within a period of three weeks, you can submit a corresponding application to the Enforcement Agency of the State of Brandenburg, established at the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Integration and Consumer Protection of the State of Brandenburg - State Commissioner for the Disabled, for a review of the regulations and measures mentioned in the Declaration on Accessibility. The enforcement body checks the legal validity of the application from the point of view of content and, in individual cases, orders a technical check with the monitoring body for accessibility of web and application technologies in the state of Brandenburg for the website.

The enforcement body according to § 4 para. 3 BbgBITV has the task of settling disputes between people with disabilities and public bodies in the state of Brandenburg on the topic of accessibility in IT. The enforcement procedure is free of charge. No legal counsel needs to be involved.

Pol-Int team

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