Cuenca Ecuador: access for the disabled is inadequate

Posted on August 27, 2012 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Health, Social Issues, TRAVEL

The problem is repeated in most sidewalks, hindering the movement of the elderly or disabled, as Esteban Orellana, architect of the National Research Institute of Gerontology, INIGER.
Cuenca is a city within the project pilot cities for seniors and people with disabilities, a study launched by the Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion, in conjunction with the INIGER and the Municipality of Cuenca. According to Juan Pablo Salgado, Minister of Development of the Municipality, all sidewalks have inclinations, but “we must improve.” While areas in public and private buildings to be strengthened, he said.To identify the real needs of the elderly and disabled are employed in workshops, which have said they are struggling to move on sidewalks, in buildings, lack of elevators and treatment on buses, Salgado said. Read Article

This is the case of the sisters Mary and Julia Pesántez, 68 and 59, who often come to shop.

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