Declaration of accessibility of the Integrated Qualifications System (IQS) website

The Educational Research Institute makes every effort to ensure the accessibility of its website in accordance with the provisions of the Act of 4 April 2019 on the digital accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public entities. This accessibility declaration applies to the website of the Integrated Qualifications System.

  • Website publication date: 2012-09-08.
  • Date of last significant update: 2022-09-01.

Status of compliance with the Act

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

Requirements not met

  • Some images and graphics do not have alternative texts (we are working on completing this).
  • Some text files (PDF) are not available as attachments. 
  • Some portal sub-pages are not fully navigable with a keyboard.
  • Some films do not have subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (most new films already have subtitles). 
  • The site contains files edited by third parties that may not be accessible.

Preparation of the accessibility declaration

The statement was prepared on:  2019-09-10.

The declaration was prepared on the basis of a self-assessment performed by the public body.

The date of the last review of the declaration: 2023-03-22.

Keyboard shortcuts

Most standard browser keyboard shortcuts can be used on the website.

Feedback and contact information

If you have problems accessing the website, please contact Tomasz Orszulak ( You may also contact us by calling +48 22 241 71 66. This same contact information may be used to submit requests for information that is inaccessible as well as complaints about inaccessibility.

Handling requests and complaints relating to accessibility

Everyone has the right to request the provision of accessibility to a digital website, mobile application or some element thereof. A person may also request that the information be made accessible by an alternative means of accessibility, for example, by having a digitally inaccessible document read, the content of a film lacking an audio description described, etc. The request should include information about who is making the request, the identification of the website or mobile application for which the information is being requested, and how best to contact them. If the requester wishes to receive the information by means of an alternative means of access, they should also specify how the information should be presented to ensure its accessibility. The public body should comply with the request without delay and no later than 7 days from the date of the request. If it is not possible to meet this deadline, the public body shall inform the requester without delay about when it will be possible to comply with the request, but the deadline shall not be longer than 2 months from the date of the request. If digital accessibility is not possible, the public body may propose an alternative means of accessing the information. If the public body refuses to comply with a request to provide accessibility or an alternative means of accessing the information, the requester may file a complaint about the provision of digital accessibility of the website, mobile application or an element thereof. After exhausting the procedure indicated above, the matter may be referred to the Commissioner for Human Rights.

Educational Research Institute – Headquarters


  • Mazovian voivodeship
  • Warsaw
  • 8 Górczewska Street
  • 01-180 Warsaw, Poland

Access by public transportation to the Institute’s headquarters at 8 Górczewska Street

  • M2 Metro line to Młynów Station, walk 650 metres east on Górczewska Street
  • Bus routes 136, 171, 190 to the Płocka-Szpital stop, walk about 300 metres east on Górczewska Street
  • Bus routes 103 and 106 to the Płocka-Szpital stop (on Płocka Street), walk about 400 m east on Górczewska Street
  • Tram lines 13, 20, 23, 24, 26 to the Młynarska stop, walk about 300 m west on Górczewska Street


  • You may use the parking space indicated by IBE’s receptionist. Please remember to take your handicapped parking card with you and place it on your dashboard.
  • Parking within IBE’s premises is free of charge.
  • Parking spaces are located in the courtyard and at the rear of the building. The Institute’s premises can be entered through a gate on Tyszkiewicza Street. The gate is opened automatically after contacting the receptionist via the intercom located next to the gate. You may also call the receptionist at +48 22 24 17 100 to request the gate into the courtyard to be opened. The receptionist will indicate the parking spot to use in front of the entrance to the Institute.
  • Additionally, two spaces marked with an ‘envelope’ are available in front of the entrance gate on Tyszkiewicza Street. All parking spaces outside the Institute’s premises are in the paid parking zone.

Assistance dog

  • An assistance or guide dog may accompany you. Please remember to bring your assistance dog’s certificate and proof of vaccination.
  • Water is available for your dog.

Building entrance

  • The main entrance to the building is reached through the gate in the fence along Górczewska Street. Across from the gate there is a wide pavement leading to the entrance of the building through stairwell B. There is an intercom at the gate at a height of 130 cm. The entrance to the building is approximately 40 m away from the gate in a straight line. The front door is accessed by a low ramp on the left and a single step at the right. A handrail is placed along the ramp.
  • To the left of the door is an intercom at 150 cm. Press number 1 to call the reception desk to gain entry. Ask the receptionist if they can help you to activate the stair platform lift located behind the front door.
  • The door is opened manually.
  • Strength is required to open the door.
  • The door is transparent and has no contrasting marks. 
  • The building does not have Braille or enlarged print signage for the blind and visually impaired.

The space after the entrance

  • Once you enter, in front of you on the left is a staircase going upwards to the ground floor and on the right going downwards to the basement rooms.
  • On the left by the stairs going to the ground floor is a stair platform lift. The receptionist will help to activate the lift. 
  • A handrail is on the right side of the staircase. Leaving the staircase, you enter the main hall with the reception desk directly in front of you. 
  • The service point (reception desk) is located opposite the entrance, approximately 3 metres away.
  • To the right of the reception desk is an alcove with toilets. The middle door leads to the accessible toilet facilities.
  • The space is generally quiet and peaceful.
  • The room is well lit.
  • The countertop is lowered and can be approached by a person in a wheelchair.
  • The building has no passenger lifts, but a stair lift is available.

Toilet facilities

  • The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor to the right of the reception desk, in an alcove.
  • The toilet door opens outwards.
  • The door easily remains in the open position.
  • The width of the entrance opening is 90 centimetres.
  • Handrails are installed on the walls.
  • Handrails are on both sides of the toilet.
  • Accessible toilets are also located on floors 1 and 2 of the building accessed through stairwell B.

Nowogrodzka Street Office


  • Mazovian voivodeship
  • Warsaw
  • 47A Nowogrodzka Street
  • 00-695 Warsaw, Poland


  • Visitors to IBE may use the paid parking spaces available on Nowogrodzka Street.

Building entrance

  • The building entrance has automatic doors and revolving doors.
  • To enter in a wheelchair, ask the building security/receptionist to open both wings of the door.
  • IBE’s office is located on the 6th floor, which is reached by a lift.

Toilet facilities

There is a partially accessible toilet in the building.

Assistance dog

An assistance or guide dog may accompany you. 

Information and communication accessibility

An on-site Polish sign language interpreter service is available. Persons who need this service should notify IBE at least 3 working days before the planned visit.

Mobile applications

No mobile applications are available.

The Educational Research Institute is open to people with special needs. We believe that we all have an equal and full right to education. We realise this right every day through our activities, making sure that we are accessible to you.