The International Symbol of Access

December 14, 2017 | By: ARMAND MICHAEL R. EUSTAQUIO, UAP Chairman, Committee on Accessibility Audits for Private Buildings

From the July 10, 2013 Amendments to the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Batas Pambansa Bilang 344 (BP344) or the Accessibility Law:

"The International Symbol of Access shall be composed of a white symbolized figure of a person in a wheelchair with a square background in UN Blue Color. The symbolized figure shall always face to the right. Provide directional arrows when the space/area/function being referred to is facing left."

"The International Symbol of Access should be used to designate routes and facilities that are accessible in combination with pictographs. Directional signs incorporating the INTERNATIONAL SYMBOL OF ACCESS, as shown, shall be installed at passageways, and at points where there are changes in direction to lead persons with disabilities to various facilities such as lifts/elevators, entrances, telephone booths, toilets, parking and the like."
"United Nations Blue" is a shade of Blue that is 60% saturated and 90% bright. For reference purposes, United Nations Blue has the hex value #5B92E5. Sherwin Williams® carries a paint called 'Flyway', which is 92% similar to United Nations Blue. Additionally, Pantone's® color #279 is a 92% match.


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