Q: I have a son who had a surf accident and has a spinal injury. In our country, there are no facilities or laws for handicapped. He would like to travel more, but we do not know what are the international laws that the airlines must comply with?
Thank you very much,
A: Great question, Maria — one that can shed light not only on Uruguay’s laws but also on those of other countries struggling with civil rights for people with disabilities.
But let’s start with Uruguay itself, which in March 2010, passed comprehensive disability legislation called the Statute for the Integral Protection of Disabled People: