Disability Access In Mongolia

Accessibility

The Law on Social Protection of the Disabled (2010) gives the government of Mongolia the responsibility to implement measures to protect the rights of persons with disabilities, including physical, sensory, and mental disabilities. However, the government does little to execute such measures, and in practice, most persons with disabilities faced significant barriers to employment, education, and participation in public life.

Government buildings remain largely inaccessible to persons with disabilities. Public transportation is also largely inaccessible to the disabled. Despite a new law introducing standards for road construction under which some textured sidewalks meant to aid visually impaired pedestrians were installed, the persistence of open manholes, protruding obstacles, and unheeded crosswalks prevent many persons with disabilities from moving freely. There are few paved sidewalks, and those that are paved usually lack curb cuts. A few buildings have ramps, but most buildings remain inaccessible to persons in wheel chairs and on crutches. Elevators are quite small and unable to fit a standard-sized wheelchair. Service animals are rare here, and are often barred from public buildings.

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