Published on March 6, 2014
BATAS PAMBANSA 344 ACCESSIBILITY LAW Compiled by: Arch. J.M. Buenaventura
“An Act to Enhance the Mobility of Disabled Persons by Requiring Certain Buildings, Institutions, Establishments and Public Utilities to Install Facilities and Other devices”.
PURPOSE Provide minimum requirements and standards to make buildings, facilities and utilities for public use accessible to disabled persons. APPLICATION Public and private buildings and related structures for public use Streets and highways and public utilities Public transport terminals including those of LRT.
CATEGORIES OF DISABLED PEOPLE confinement to wheelchairs requiring use of braces, crutches, artificial supports impairment of hearing or sight condition of aging acquired or congenital mental impairments BASIC PHYSICAL PLANNING REQUIREMENTS * accessibility * reachability * Usability * orientation * safety * workability and efficiency
CLASSIFICATION BY USE OF OCCUPANCY Category I - Residential Category II - Commercial Category III - Educational and Industrial Category IV - Agricultural Category V - Ancillary
Regular buses - 5 designated seats near doors First class, premiere & aircon bus - 4 seats near door Passenger trains - 6 seats per car nearest the door Jeepneys - 2 seats preferably front seats Domestic shipping - allocate on per class basis; give priority during embarkation and disembarkation
As stipulated in Section 46 of R.A. 7277, otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons, any person who violates the rules and regulations of this Act shall be fined or imprisoned
PERSONS/ INDIVIDUALS LIABLE For buildings/establishment/structure owner contractor architect engineer building official or other public official
BP 344 ACCESSIBILITY LAW
1 accessible parking slot per 50 parking lots up to 150 slots and an additional slot for every 100
Seating capacity 4 - 50 51 - 300 301 - 500 Wheelchair seating space 2 4 6 500 up add 1 for every additional 100 seats
BP 344 ACCESSIBILITY LAW
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