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Santo Domingo



Would someone with physical disabilities have difficulties living in this city?

Yes, few buildings / streets have access for disabled persons. - Nov 18, 2016
Not many allowances for handicapped, unfortunately. - Apr 28, 2016
Yes. It is very difficult to go for a walk in one's neighborhood with a stroller, so I can't imagine having to get around in a wheelchair. The streets and sidewalks are awful, they all have huge gutters to accommodate the rainwater, and this makes crossing streets really tough. - Jan 28, 2016
Yes, the sidewalks are not good and walking around the city is not easy; it's often dangerous due to reckless drivers and motos. - Jan 19, 2016
I would say yes. - Aug 10, 2015
Absolutely it is difficult. - Aug 2, 2015
Yes, the sidewalks are not properly maintained and many are cracked, broken and have gapping holes. - Aug 25, 2014
It is not a very disability-friendly city. - Jul 14, 2013
It would be difficult to walk most anywhere. There are no ramps and there are often large holes in the sidewalks. - Apr 30, 2013
The country is not equipped for people with disabilities. - Apr 29, 2013
Accommodations with easy access are not common. - Jan 24, 2013
Many, though probably not impossible. - Jun 4, 2012
Anyone with mobility issues would have extreme issues getting around this city and country. Sidewalks are crumbling and littered with trash and debris, many buildings do not have elevators, and attitude towards people with disabilities can verge on the sub-human level. - Mar 13, 2012
Very difficult. Sidewalk and road conditions are poor with lots of potholes. - Feb 22, 2012
all of them I have yet to see a ramp here - Feb 12, 2012
Depends, ramps are almost non-existent - Oct 5, 2011
It would be very difficult. The U.S. Embassy barely has ADA acceptable facilities. Sidewalks (where there are sidewalks) are in horrible condition. There are elevators but given the electricity situation in this country, I try to avoid them. - Jun 21, 2011
Sidewalks are not even and easily walkable. - May 21, 2011
a lot - Nov 10, 2010
You do NOT want to go to the Dominican Republic if you have physical disabilities. - Aug 11, 2010
Many, the walks and streets are awful. Biking is terrible. - May 13, 2009
A person with physical disabilities would need to take cabs everywhere or drive, and they'd need a strong assistant (and strong Dominican men abound) to carry them up stairs. - Nov 24, 2008
Many of us without physical disabilities have problems getting around in this city! Or, if you don't have any now, be careful not to get any here from walking in the streets. Walking can be hazardous with unmarked holes in the pavement. I've known this to happen to several people that have been laid up because of falling while walking on the street/ sidewalk. - Oct 19, 2008
Grave difficulties, based on lack of ramps and other necessary accomodations. - Jun 8, 2008
Many. A person without a disabilies almost breaks his leggs daily. - Feb 11, 2008