Guide to accessible ADDIS ABABA


The preparation of a “Guide to Accessible Ethiopia” is one of the major components of the ECDD “Promoting Accessibility in Ethiopia” project, which is a continuation of a previous project which ECDD undertook in 2008 with the support of LIGHT FOR THE WORLD Austria. The purpose of the project is to assess the accessibility of selected public buildings and services in Ethiopia for persons with disabilities, including hotels, guest houses, restaurants, shopping places, medical services, tour and travel services, museums, and recreational centers among other establishments. During this project, ECDD also organized a series of “Accessibility Information Seminars” in 12 towns in Ethiopia to inform business and building owners, architects and urban planners about accessibility standards to encourage greater attention to making accessible facilities all. In addition, ECDD undertook the modification of existing schools in selected towns to demonstrate what accessible design looks like.

General Information

Submitted by: Silvia Balmas
Author(s): Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD) with the Support of Light for the World Austria
Publisher: Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development