What Is Accessibility Like for Disabled Travelers in Ecuador?

Traveling in Ecuador can be challenging for people with limited mobility. Buildings rarely have wheelchair ramps, and buses and taxi cabs do not have lifts. City streets may be bumpy and have high curbs. And Braille is pretty much nonexistent.

Ecuador has made some progress in accessibility, however, thanks to the 2007-2013 term of Vice President Lenín Moreno, who is a paraplegic. Improvements include accessible ramps to sidewalks at popular attractions, and accessible restrooms at certain gas stations.