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Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations (SOR/2019-244)

Regulations are current to 2020-01-08 and last amended on 2019-07-11. Previous Versions

PART 3Technical Requirements Applicable to Carriers (continued)

DIVISION 1Air Carriers (continued)

Technical Requirements (continued)

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Marginal note:Stairs

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     (1) Any stairs that are used to board or disembark from an aircraft, and any interior stairs on an aircraft, must

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      (a) meet the requirements set out in clauses 5.4.1 and 5.4.2 of CSA B651-18;

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      (b) have handrails that

      • (i) are located on both sides of the stairs,

      • (ii) are located at a uniform height of 860 mm to 920 mm, measured vertically from the leading edge of the tread, and

      • (iii) meet the requirements set out in clause 5.3.1 of CSA B651-18; and

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      (c) have tactile attention indicator surfaces that

      • (i) meet the requirements set out in clauses 4.3.5.2(a) and (b), 4.3.5.3.1 and 4.3.5.3.4 of CSA B651-18,

      • (ii) are located at the top of the stairs, and

      • (iii) commence one tread length before the top of the stairs, extend the full width of the stairs and measure from 600 mm to 650 mm in length.

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    Marginal note:Delayed application — portable stairs

    (2) For a period of two years beginning on the day on which this section comes into force, subsection (1) does not apply in respect of stairs that are portable and not integrated with the aircraft.

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Marginal note:On-board wheelchair

 An on-board wheelchair that is available on an aircraft must have

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    (a) footrests, movable armrests, an occupant restraint device and wheel locks;

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    (b) a backrest of a height that permits the person using the wheelchair to be safely and easily transferred to and from a passenger seat; and

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    (c) a seat of a width that permits the wheelchair to be safely and easily manoeuvred on board the aircraft.

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Marginal note:Mandatory on-board wheelchair

 At least one on-board wheelchair must be available on an aircraft that has a wheelchair-accessible washroom.

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Marginal note:Passenger seats

 Passenger seats on an aircraft must be equipped with

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    (a) movable armrests on at least 50% of the seats, which seats are evenly distributed throughout the aircraft; and

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    (b) a call button that is

    • (i) tactilely discernible and colour-contrasted with its background, and

    • (ii) operable using minimal force.

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Marginal note:Tactile row markers

 Aircraft must be equipped with tactile row markers, in raised characters and Braille, that are installed, either permanently or temporarily, on the sides of passenger seats and above the armrests or adjacent to the mechanisms for opening overhead bins.

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Marginal note:Passenger safety features cards

 An aircraft must have available on board

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    (a) at least five passenger safety features cards that are in large print and at least five passenger safety features cards that are in Braille; or

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    (b) at least one electronic device that provides passenger safety information in an audio and visual format and permits a person with a disability to adjust the volume of the audio output and the size of the font.

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Marginal note:Standard washroom

 A washroom on an aircraft, other than a wheelchair-accessible washroom, must have

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    (a) doors that are equipped with handles, pulls, latches, locks and other devices that are operable using minimal force, with one hand in a closed-fist position, or by another method of operation that does not require tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist;

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    (b) toilets that

    • (i) are equipped with an automated flush control or a flush control that is operable using minimal force, with one hand in a closed-fist position, or by another method of operation that does not require tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist, and

    • (ii) have a back support if the toilet has no seat lid;

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    (c) faucets that are equipped with

    • (i) handles or other controls that are tactilely discernible unless the water temperature is fixed to eliminate the risk of scalding,

    • (ii) in the case of non-automated faucets, handles or other controls that are operable using minimal force, with one hand in a closed-fist position, or by another method of operation that does not require tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist, and

    • (iii) in the case of automated faucets, a water activation motion sensor that turns the water on automatically when a hand is below the faucet;

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    (d) grab bars that

    • (i) are located on a wall beside the toilet,

    • (ii) are rounded, slip-resistant and free of any sharp or abrasive elements,

    • (iii) have an exterior diameter and a clearance from the wall surface to which they are attached that permit them to be easily grasped, and

    • (iv) are capable of supporting a minimum weight of 113.4 kg;

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    (e) toilet paper dispensers that are located so as to not interfere with the use of the grab bars;

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    (f) soap dispensers that are operable using minimal force, with one hand in a closed-fist position, or by another method of operation that does not require tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist; and

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    (g) at least one call button or other device for signalling an emergency that

    • (i) is colour-contrasted with its background and identified by tactile and Braille signage, and

    • (ii) is operable using minimal force.

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Marginal note:Wheelchair-accessible washroom

 A wheelchair-accessible washroom on an aircraft must meet the requirements set out in section 77 and must

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    (a) have a door or other opening to the washroom that has sufficient space in front of it and that is wide enough to allow the entry of a person using an on-board wheelchair;

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    (b) have sufficient space to allow a person, with assistance, to transfer to and from an on-board wheelchair and the toilet;

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    (c) have sufficient privacy, including with the use of retractable curtains or walls, to allow a support person or service dog to remain in the washroom with a person using the on-board wheelchair; and

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    (d) be equipped with faucets that are positioned to be easily usable by a person using an on-board wheelchair.

 
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