La accesibilidad de las personas con discapacidad física en Colombia: una problemática que va más allá de la simple consagración normativa

Translated title of the contribution: Access for physically disabled people in Colombia: A problem that transcends simple legal parameters

Laura Juliana Espitia Patino, Andrea Padilla Munoz

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Abstract

This article examines access limitations faced by physical and motor disabled people (PCD) in public and
private educational institutions in Colombia. As explained in the paper, this phenomenon is associated to
human discrimination and violates all national and international provisions established to protect people’s
rights in terms of social inclusion, free movement, education, and access. Departing from this situation,
this report analyzes the legal status of PCD in Colombia, including both a careful identification of their
rights as well as State’s obligations. Grounded on this analysis, this study concludes that regardless of
the existence of norms to protect this group´s rights, including access to schools and universities, specific
actions and methods to protect them have not been effective. To meet the research purpose, this study
selected thirteen rulings handed down by the Constitutional Courtin Colombia concerning general and
educational access for PCD. Additionally, the study concludes with the analysis of national regulations
dealing with specific rights for PCD, as well as the technical standards and norms related to access in
Colombia
Translated title of the contributionAccess for physically disabled people in Colombia: A problem that transcends simple legal parameters
Original languageSpanish
Article number28
Pages (from-to)189
Number of pages216
JournalEstudios de derecho
Volume72
Issue number160
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

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