Project on accessibility in metropolitan areas (Guatemala)

Promoting good practices to reach personal mobility of persons with disabilities in the metropolitan area

Implementing organisations

Implemented in partnership with Asociación de Sordos de Guatemala, Asociación Guatemalteca de Esclerosis Múltiple, Asociación de Central Ciegos de Guatemala, Asociación Nacional de Ciegos de Guatemala, Fraternidad Cristiana de personas con discapacida, Asociación de Espina Bífida de Guatemala, Asociación de Amigos en Solidaridad and Comisión de Mujeres con Discapacidad

Location

The project has been implemented in Guatemala, through practices collected in Brazil, Ecuador, United stated of America, Costa Rica and Colombia.

Overview of the project

The objective of the project is to contribute to the enjoyment of the rights of people with disabilities through improved personal mobility and accessibility in the metropolitan area of the department of Guatemala.

Good practices in accessible transportation from cities around the world have been collected.

Project updates

The good practices submitted to municipal authorities changed the vision they had on the issue of disability: from a medical approach to a human rights based approach. Other organizations recognized the expertise of the multi-stakeholder committee on the issue of personal mobility of people with disabilities. A diagnosis on access to justice has been started.