Infrastructure and accessibility: When public buildings are not for everyone Laura is a 24-year-old woman who visits her local library daily to read for two hours. Even though she can enjoy the great collection of books and spaces, every day she must face barriers that remind her why the library is not a place for everyone. The service staff does not have the tools to … [Read more...] about Cities for all: how can we create accessibility for people with disabilities?
Disability in Latin America and the Caribbean The last decades have witnessed in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) - and in other regions of the world - a growing commitment to promoting the social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities. This commitment is evidenced, for example, by the fact as of 2020 all LAC countries have ratified the United Nations … [Read more...] about Population aging may increase disability prevalence to 20% in 2050 in LAC
Faced with the most serious health crisis that the region has experienced in years, it is natural that we all have good reasons for wanting to be vaccinated and protected against COVID-19. Latin America and the Caribbean, a region that was reeling from social protests before the advent of COVID-19, has seen disparities aggravated by the pandemic, with the adverse effects of … [Read more...] about Equity and transparency in vaccine distribution
What a mess for poor Anne Hathaway! Her portrayal of the Grand Witch in the film adaptation of Rohald Dahl's book, "The Witches," caused a lot of controversy on social media. The evil witch has claws for hands in the original version, but in this remake, she sports hands with ectrodactyly, a congenital malformation. The wave of protests on social media, led by athletes with … [Read more...] about Beyond burning witches