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City Council wants public buildings accessible for persons with disabilities

Persons with disabilities in Cebu City may soon have easier access to recreational areas and other public places.

The City Council has passed an ordinance that adopts barrier-free designs and standards to promote tourism.

Hotels, resorts, inns, apartments, pension houses, bars, restaurants, malls, sports and recreational centers, spas, museums, clinics and hospitals are required to introduce barrier-free features and amenities and services into their building designs.

Republic Act 7277, or the act providing for the rehabilitation, self-development, and self-reliance of disabled persons, states that it is the responsibility of the state to ensure a barrier-free environment for persons with disabilities.

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Source: The Global Accessibility News
When: 20/5/2014

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