Ouagadougou - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Absolutely. Very difficult, no ramps, no sidewalks, most restaurants have gravel or sand in their outdoor areas. - Jun 2020

Yes. No sidewalks. Few if any ramps. Few elevators. - Oct 2019

Yes. The infrastructure that someone with a disability might rely upon, e.g., sidewalks, ramps, etc., is nonexistent. - Jul 2019

Yes. Roads are horrendous: rutted and full of potholes. There are no sidewalks. There are few conveniences such as ramps or elevators for anyone with a disability. - Jul 2019

This is a challenging place to live with disabilities. Apart from the embassy, very little handicap accessible access. Most buildings have stairs, not elevators/escalators. Majority dirt roads, no sidewalks. - Dec 2017

Yes. The city is not accessible outside of the Embassy. No sidewalks, dirt roads with potholes, etc. - May 2016

Definitely. No sidewalks or handicap access into any buildings (except maybe the Embassy). - Aug 2015

Yes. Ouaga is definitely not ADA-compliant. - Jun 2015

Yes. Absolutely. - Jan 2015

Some roads are great and others are more difficult due to weather and road conditions. If you are with the Embassy, the housing near the Embassy has better roads. - Jul 2013

Yes. - Jul 2013

This is not the place to try to find anything ADA compliant. - Apr 2013

There are no accommodations made whatsoever. - Nov 2012

Many. - Aug 2010

There are lots of dirt roads and it's not that smooth. There are no elevators that I have seen. - Aug 2008

Very difficult. There are no sidewalks and no wheelchair accessible buildings. - Jul 2008

Very few streets are paved and there are no ADA-like mandates here, so it is likely to be very difficult, or uncomfortable, for someone with a physical disability. - Jun 2008

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