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    Accessible housing and wheelchair access in general in newer Mexico communities

    Has anyone here looked into accessible housing and wheelchair access in general in Mexico? I imagine because Mexico City is so old it probably isn't the best place for wheelchair access. But maybe the newer beach communities have good wheelchair access?

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    Wheelchair access in Mexico is highly variable with lots of ramps that are way too steep. That said, many businesses will gladly round up employees and carry you up short flights of stairs, etc.

    But you're not going to find ADA-level accessibility outside of the US and Canada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mize View Post
    Wheelchair access in Mexico is highly variable with lots of ramps that are way too steep. That said, many businesses will gladly round up employees and carry you up short flights of stairs, etc.

    But you're not going to find ADA-level accessibility outside of the US and Canada.
    Larger cities in Europe like Munich, Paris, and London offer great accessibility. The smaller towns are a different story. Can the same be said for the tourist areas in Mexico in that the resorts and areas around the resorts have decent access?

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    This is going to vary a lot. If you are looking for a short term rental or even purchase of a condo or house in a resort community, you may find accessible units which have already been modified by snowbirds or retirees from the USA or Canada. I know this is the case in cities such as Puerto Vallarta, La Paz, and Cabo San Lucas. Hotels will be much less likely to be accessible.

    Wheelchair access to public spaces will also be more common in areas with a lot of ex-pats and tourists. For example, Puerto Vallarta recently modified the wheelchair access for the Malecon, although it is still not up to ADA standards. Wheelchair accessible transportation (taxis, buses, etc.) is pretty much non-existent in most of Mexico, even tourist areas.

    You probably need to narrow down what you are looking for, and where, to get good information.

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