Declaration of Accessibility

The Emigration Museum in Gdynia undertakes to ensure the accessibility of its website in accordance with the provisions of the Act of 4 April 2019 on digital accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public entities. The declaration on accessibility applies to the website

Date of publication of the website: 2015.03.11. Date of last update: 2021.02.01.

The website is partially compliant with the Act of 4 April 2019 on digital accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public entities.

The declaration was drawn up on: 09.01.2020. . The declaration was drawn up on the basis of a self-assessment by a public entity.

Standard browser keyboard shortcuts can be used on the website.


Content not available:

  • No alternative descriptions and titles for some pictures and images.
  • No audiodescription for multimedia materials.
  • Some films do not have subtitles for persons with hearing impairment.
  • No simplified visual layout.
  • No possibility of disabling animation.
  • No option of alternating between horizontal/vertical orientation of the page.
  • No automatic message reading (content change without changing the context).



  • Multimedia published prior to 09.23.2020.
  • Live multimedia broadcasts.
  • Maps are exempt from obligation to provide accessibility.
  • Feedback and contact details

Please contact us regarding problems with access to the website. The contact person is Marta Otrębska,; (Accessibility Coordinator). You can also contact us by calling the provided telephone number 58-670-41-56.. In the same way, requests for access to unavailable information can be made as well as complaints about lack of accessibility.


Description of the complaint procedure

Anyone has the right to request the accessibility to a digital website, a mobile application or any element thereof. Information accessibility may also be requested by means of an alternative means of access, for example by reading a digitally unavailable document, describing the content of a film without an audiodescription, etc. The request shall include the details of the person making the request, an indication which website or mobile application the request concerns and the method of contact. If the claimant requests information by means of an alternative means of access, s/he should also specify a way of presenting the information that is convenient for her/him. The public entity should comply with the request without delay, but no later than 7 days after the request is made. If this deadline cannot be met, the public entity shall immediately inform the claimant when it will be possible to comply with the request, which shall not be more than 2 months from the date of submitting the request. If digital accessibility cannot be ensured, a public entity may propose an alternative way of accessing information. Where a public entity refuses to comply with a request for accessibility or an alternative means of accessing information, the claimant may submit a complaint with regard to the provision of the accessibility to a digital website, mobile application or element of a website or mobile application. Once the above procedure has been exhausted, an application may also be submitted to the Civil Rights Ombudsman.

Building accessibility

Headquarters of the Emigration Museum in Gdynia, ul. Polska 1, Gdynia 81-339

The museum has 2 entrances.

The main entrance located in the centre of the front wall of the building. The main entrance can be reached by means of a staircase consisting of 7 steps. The stairs are 200 cm wide and are equipped with 6 handrails. The central leaf of the entrance is 110 cm wide.

There is a side entrance on the left from the main entrance. There is a ramp leading up to it, angled at around 7 degrees and equipped with a guard rail. Next to the front door, there is a bell with a highlighted button. The main leaf of the side entrance door is 96 cm wide.

Within a radius of 50 m from the entrance to the Museum’s headquarters there is 1 publicly accessible parking space adapted to the needs of the disabled (at ul. Polska 1).

You can enter the building and all its rooms with an assistance dog and a guide dog.

The building is equipped with two elevators. One elevator is located at the side entrance to the building. The elevator provides access to the cloakroom on level -1, to the ground floor, where the cash register, bookshop and bistro are located, to the first floor of the building, where the museum offices are located, the second floor of the building, where the museum offices, cinema room, and Mondo di Vinegre restaurant are located.

The second lift is located in the entrance hall of the building, opposite the main entrance, and to the right of the staircase. It leads to the first floor, where the permanent exhibition as well as the multimedia room and the temporary exhibition room are located.

The museum building has 5 toilets adapted to the needs of people with disabilities: on the ground floor in the main hall, to the right of the stairs opposite the main entrance to the museum, on the first and second floors next to the offices, on the first floor at the end of the corridor located to the left of the permanent exhibition, in the exhibitions section – between the section devoted to World War II and Siberia and the room devoted to the history of the Polish diaspora and Poles living in different parts of the world.

The toilets on the ground floor also include changing tables. Space to manoeuvre in the toilets is 107×180 cm.

The Emigration Museum in Gdynia does not provide the services of a sign language interpreter, except for events and meetings involving a group of persons with hearing impairment.

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