Santo Domingo - Post Report Question and Answers

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

yes - Sep 2023

Yes, many difficulties. - Oct 2021

Yes. - Feb 2021

Yes, as buildings and streets are not designed with disabilities in mind. - Jan 2021

Yes., unfortunately - Jul 2019

Yes, few buildings/streets have access for disabled persons. - Jan 2019

Yes, few buildings / streets have access for disabled persons. - Nov 2016

Not many allowances for handicapped, unfortunately. - Apr 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 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 2016

I would say yes. - Aug 2015

Absolutely it is difficult. - Aug 2015

Yes, the sidewalks are not properly maintained and many are cracked, broken and have gapping holes. - Aug 2014

It is not a very disability-friendly city. - Jul 2013

It would be difficult to walk most anywhere. There are no ramps and there are often large holes in the sidewalks. - Apr 2013

The country is not equipped for people with disabilities. - Apr 2013

Accommodations with easy access are not common. - Jan 2013

Many, though probably not impossible. - Jun 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 2012

Very difficult. Sidewalk and road conditions are poor with lots of potholes. - Feb 2012

all of them I have yet to see a ramp here - Feb 2012

Depends, ramps are almost non-existent - Oct 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 2011

Sidewalks are not even and easily walkable. - May 2011

a lot - Nov 2010

You do NOT want to go to the Dominican Republic if you have physical disabilities. - Aug 2010

Many, the walks and streets are awful. Biking is terrible. - May 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 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 2008

Grave difficulties, based on lack of ramps and other necessary accomodations. - Jun 2008

Many. A person without a disabilies almost breaks his leggs daily. - Feb 2008

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