Wed – internal focus day
Fri, 10:00-14:00 hrs
During the festive gala of the Krakow without Barriers competition held on 31 May 2021, the building that houses the Jagiellonian University’s Teaching Support Centre (TSC) was awarded in the Accessible Building category.
The architecture of the building is barrier-free, ensures comfort for persons with disabilities and takes into account the principles of universal design. The architectural design of the TSC building is an excellent example of creating a space friendly to individuals with special needs. The solutions applied are in line with the idea of the University’s social responsibility and also have an educational value for other schools of higher education, setting a contemporary academic standard in terms of implementing accessibility in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Ewa Janik, a designer from Koliber Studio, Gerard Żychowicz, Deputy Chancellor of the Jagiellonian University for Technical Affairs, and Katarzyna Duraj-Per, an accessibility process specialist from the JU Disability Support Service, took care of the minutest details of the user-friendly solutions implemented in the award-winning building.
The extension of the building and its full adaptation to the needs of persons with disabilities was possible thanks to co-financing from the European Social Fund as part of the ‘Responsible Support and Sustainable Development’ project.
This is already the 14th edition of the competition, the aim of which is to promote people, companies, institutions and research teams who care about the accessibility of public space and social life for persons with disabilities.