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San Salvador



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

Yes, third world construction. - Nov 22, 2017
Probably, but since you can't use public transportation or walk around, the difficulties are probably limited. - Jul 14, 2016
If you are unable to drive a car here, you'd have issues. The upscale malls and shops have accessible entrances and will make accommodations. El Salvador suffered through a long civil war, leaving many people with permanent mobility problems, so they are somewhat used to making accommodations as needed. - Dec 8, 2015
Not where we live. There are handicap spots, ramps, etc. I don't know what the reality would be like in other, less-affluent parts of town, though. I imagine those would be hard. - Jun 9, 2015
Yes! Sidewalks are uneven with huge steps and drop offs. Some establishments do have handicap spots and there are some elevators in some buildings. - Mar 23, 2015
Yes, not many accommodations and it would be rough for people with disabilities. - Oct 29, 2014
Yes. - Jul 8, 2014
Again, those with respiratory issues are forewarned. - Apr 28, 2012
The city is not wheel-chair friendly. - Jul 15, 2011
I think a motile disability would be an almost impossible hurdle to overcome here. There are no wheelchair ramps, but there are steep hills and uneven pavement -- where pavement exists. Salvadorans are on the whole very kind and helpful people, (whether you want the help or not), and would try to assist, but someone with a physical disability would be very limited in their activities here. - May 21, 2010
More and more places are becoming wheelchair accessible. Sightseeing out of the city would be very difficult, but in the city you could get around with some effort. It would be hard. - Feb 28, 2009