While in Mauritius, individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation very different from that which is commonly provided in the United States. The Mauritian government partially implemented a law mandating access to buildings for persons with disabilities; however, many older buildings remain difficult to access. Elevators are common in newer high-rise buildings. Sidewalks are often uneven and have high curbs. The U.S. Embassy is not aware of any reports of discrimination on the basis of disability or handicap.