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Students with Disabilities in Botswana

Posted on October 14, 2020


The governmental law prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in several sectors including education, employment, access, and accommodations. The government not only provides programmatic services and increased access to information for those with disabilities but also effectively enforces applicable laws. The government mandates access to public buildings or transportation for persons with disabilities, but civil society sources reported access for persons with disabilities was limited. Surface roads in major population centers are good overall but pathways and country roads in some rural areas may be in poor condition, impacting the walking conditions and wheelchair accessibility of travelers. Additionally, persons with visibility and hearing impairments should be cautious as traffic lights and street lamps do not work properly and at times people continue through traffic after a red light.

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