Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: impairments caused by amputation, arthritis, spastic conditions or pulmonary, cardiac or other ills rendering individuals semi-ambulatory; or 1.1.3 Total or partial impairments of hearing or sight causing insecurity or likelihood of exposure to dnager in public places; or 1.1.4 Impairments due to conditions of aging and incoordination; 1.1.5 Mental impariments whether acquired or congenital in nature. 1.2 ANTHROPOMETICS AND DIMENSIONAL DATA AS GUIDES FOR DESIGN. The minimum and maximum dimensions for spaces in the built environment should consider the following criteria: 1.2.1 The varying sizes and statures of persons of both sexes, their reaches and their lines of sight at both the standing and sitting positions. These hold for both disabled and non-disabled persons. For purposes of catering to most people, measures to be used are to refer to average-sized persons according to current international literature. 1.2.2 The dimensional data of the technical aids of disabled persons. Included in the second consideration are the dimensions of wheelchairs; the minimum space needed for locking and unlocking leg braces plus the range of distance of crutches and other walking aids from persons using such devices. By applying at this very early stage dimensional criteria which take into account wheelchair usage, the physical environment will ultimately encourage and enable wheelchair users to make full use of their physical surroundings. 1.2.3 The provision of adequate space for wheelchair maneuvering generally insures adequate space for disabled persons equipped with other technical aids or accompanied by assistants. In determining the minimum dimensions for furniture and fixtures accessible to disabled persons, the following anthropometric data shall serve as guides for design. The length of wheelchairs varies from 1.10 m to 1.30 m. The width of wheelchairs is from 0.60 m to 0.75 m. A cricle of 1.50 m in diameter is a suitable guide in the planning of wheelchair turning spaces. The comfortable reach of persons confined to wheelchairs is from 0.70 m to 1.20 m above the floor and not less than 0.40 m from room corners. the comfortable clearnace for knee and leg space under tables for wheelchair users is 0.74 m. Counter heights shall be placed at a level comfortable to disabled persons' reach. Refer to Annex B - 2 to B - 6, figs. 2 to 8. 1.3 BASIC PHYSICAL PLANNING REQUIREMENTS. No group of people shall be deprived of full participation and enjoyment of the environment or be made unequal with the rest due to any disability. In order to achieve this goal adopted by the United Nations, certain basic principles shall be applied: 1.3.1 ACCESSIBILITY. The built environment shall be designed so that it shall be accessible to all people. This means that no criteria shall impede the use of facilities by either the handicapped or non-disabled citizens. 1.3.2 REACHABILITY. Provisions shall be adapted and introduced to the physical environment so that as many places or buildings as possible...
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