Minister of Social Services & Urban Development
ZNS Bahamas Televised Interview
Actions and Considerations for persons with disabilities
during the COVID-19 Outbreak
The Bahamas Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities) Act 2014, was enacted to end discrimination against persons with disabilities as well as promote their rights to advance equal opportunities, amongst other provisions
The National Commission for Persons with Disabiities is a statuatory body that has been mandated to carryout the provisions of the persons with Disabilities Act. Amont other functions, the comision has additional powers and respnsibilities
The Word of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities is assisted and administered by the Secretariat of the Commission. The Secretariat is comprised of a team of full-time personnel who undertake the day-to-day affairs of the Commission
Accessible parking spaces must be located on the shortest accessible route from parking to an accessible entrance.
Accessibility in buidings including stairs, doorways, ramps, walking surfaces, resrooms and showers
The law says that all buildings which the piblic may access must be accessible to persons with any kind of disability.