Friday, May 15, 2015

Ph Accessibility Laws need implementation | PWD Files

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The Philippine accessibility law or Batas Pambansa 344 is 32 years old, but Filipinos with disabilities still cannot travel conveniently.
In contrast, Spain and Germany passed accessibility laws in early 2000 but the mobility of PWDs there is no longer an issue.
PWDs in Europe are enabled with mobility services like help desks and easy access to transportation.
Filipino PWDs cannot take the train because elevators are always out of service. Neither can wheelchair users board buses because of the absence of lifts and designated spaces.
This is why PWD groups are reminding the Department of Transportation and Communication about the standards for accessible transportation.
National Council on Disability Affairs Acting Executive Director Carmen Zubiaga says that the country’s transportation sector needs to catch up.
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