Sidewalks in Addis, the visually impaired, and human rights

 

Walking in Addis Ababa is not safe for people with disabilities because the infrastructure is not constructed considering their needs. For example, it is very common to see uncovered drainage line holes which are usually found on the sidewalks and have caused accidents to many. The visually impaired are especially vulnerable to accidents since, in addition to the drainage line holes being left open, the tactile sidewalks which are meant to guide them usually lead directly to the holes.

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