Municipal offices in San José, Santa Cruz have 6 months to get wheelchair accessible
Costa Ricans with disabilities should find accessible entrances to municipal offices in San José and Santa Cruz, in the northwestern Guanacaste province, within six months, the Constitutional Court has ruled.
The ruling concluded two separate cases in which complainants – one with last names Badilla in San José and another last-named Hernández in Santa Cruz – filed against the municipalities for the discriminatory layout of their facilities, without any way to enter besides stairs.
The ruling said that the current structure goes against the “right to equality of opportunities and to not be discriminated against” of people with disabilities, according to a court press release issued yesterday.
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