Gaborone - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Gaborone does not have good infrastructure for people with disabilities. Sidewalks are almost non-existent or used by motorists to park their cars. Buildings are supposed to be accessible, but builders often do not conform to those rules. Traffic lights are almost always out of order, so blind people never have audible cues to cross the street. - Dec 2023

It is doable. They actually do have some ramps and other things. - Jul 2019

It is always difficult for people with physical disabilities, but, in general, I think Gaborone might be easier for people with disabilities than most places. It seems to me that many public places have made accommodations like handicapped parking spaces and access ramps for disabled people.

That said, I might have a totally different perspective if I spent a day or two pushing around someone in a wheelchair. - Apr 2017

Yes, but less than in other countries. There are designated parking spaces, and the US Embassy is accessible. One would have to research the accommodations to their specific needs. - Jul 2016

Nope. No resources are available. - Oct 2014

I dont think so. There are certain places where you would likely find it challenging, but nothing exceptionally difficult. - Nov 2013

Many difficulties throughout the city. The chancery building itself is 3 floors with no elevator. - Jul 2013

Actually, the shopping malls have handicapped facilities, but it's not generally a handicapped-accessible city. - Apr 2013

There are no ramps/elevators in most buildings. It would probably be hard to get around if your mobility was limited. - Jun 2010


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