While in Trinidad and Tobago, individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation very different from what you find in the United States. Trinidad and Tobago has no statutes mandating equal access for persons with disabilities to the political process, employment, education, transportation, housing, health care, or other citizen services.
In Port of Spain, few sidewalks have wheelchair ramps. In fact, most sidewalks are impassible for wheelchairs, due to the deep gullies that run alongside most roads. Additionally, cars parked on sidewalks, uncovered manholes and other obstacles force persons in wheelchairs onto the main roadways in what can be very dangerous traffic conditions. Since only a small portion of public transit conveyances are equipped for persons with disabilities, most wheelchair-bound persons are home-bound.