Accessibility is a fundamental right for all people, not only for people with disabilities. Currently, a broad legislative framework recognizes the importance of ensuring accessibility in different areas such as transportation, education, health, culture, technology, justice and employment. However, there are still many gaps in implementing, enforcing and monitoring these laws. … [Read more...] about Four keys to promote accessibility in Latin America and the Caribbean
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?
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more job and income loss across the globe than any of us have seen in our lifetime. Data collected by the IDB’s COVID-19 Labor Observatory indicate that more than 30 million jobs have been lost in Latin America and the Caribbean. And while the effects of the pandemic for specific population groups have still not been fully documented, we are … [Read more...] about Bringing LGBTQ+ people to the Center of COVID-19 Economic Recovery