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Students with Disabilities in Ecuador

Posted on October 14, 2020


Ecuador, not unlike many other countries in Latin America, does not boast comprehensive accommodations for its citizens and visitors with disabilities. The law prohibits discrimination against persons with physical, sensory, intellectual, and mental disabilities in employment, education, air travel and other transportation, access to health care, or the provision of other state services. In practice, however, equal access to resources and accommodations are not always fully implemented The government continues to promote social initiatives to raise awareness about disability rights. Led by President Lenin Moreno, executive orders have created jobs for persons with disabilities, provided funding to municipalities to improve access to public buildings, and opened training and rehabilitation centers.

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