Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: areas for use of disabled persons; a) Cut-out curbs and accessible ramps at the sidewalks. b) Audio-visual aids for crossing EXCEPTION: Requirements for accessibility at pedestrian grade separations or overpasses and underpasses may be waived. 4.1.4 Existing streets and highways to be repaired and renovated The accessibility requirements under Sub-section 4.2.1 shall be provided where the portion of existing street and highways to be repaired or renovated includes part or the entire pedestrian crossing. 4.2.1 Transport vehicles for public use a) No license or franchise for the operation of public buses, passenger boats, ships and domestic airplanes shall be granted or issued unless the owner or operator thereof shall have provided and designated the number of seats and shall have placed audio-visual aids required by Sections 5 & 8 of Rule IV for the disabled persons. b) Government instrumentalities operating passenger trains including the Light Rail Transit Authority shall have provided the number of seats for disabled persons required, by Section 5 of Rule IV. c) Government instrumentalities operating passenger airplanes shall provide and deisgnate the number of seats for disabled persons and shall likewise place the audio-visual aids required by Sec. 5 of Rule IV. 4.2.2 Existing Public Transport Vehicles - The minimum accessibility requirements in Section 6.0 of Rule IV shall apply to all existing units of public transport vehicles, and including those units which are to be repaired and renovated. 4.2.3 Public Telephones At least one unit of public telephones for every five (5) units shall be accessible to disabled persons and shall be provided with visual aids required under Sec. 2.14 of Rule II, provided that if only one (1) public telephone is to be installed in a particular place the same shall be accessible to disabled persons. 4.2.4 Public Transport Terminals The criteria and accessibility requirements, provided for public and private buoldings and related structures for public use under sub-section 4.1 shall apply to public transport terminals. 5. Special Standards of Accessibility Where the requirtements for accesibility in the Rules will create an unreasonable hardship in design/construction, special standards of accessibility through the use of other methods and/or materials shall be allowed if better facilities can be provided subject to the approval of the National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons. RULE II - MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCESSIBILITY 1. Design Criteria: 1.1 CATEGORIES OF DISABLED PERSONS. The categories of disability dictate the varied measures to be adopted in order to create an accessible environment for the handicapped. disabled persons under these Rules may be classified into those who have: 1.1.1 Impairments requiring confinement to wheelchairs; or 1.1.2 Impairments causing difficulty or insecurity in walking or climbing stairs or requiring the use of braces, crutches or other artificial supports; or...
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