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Ley 7600 - Igualdad de oportunidades para las personas con discapacidad (Act 7600 – Equal opportunities for people with disabilities)

Republic of Costa Rica Legislative Assembly Country Resources disability, Disability Legislation Costa Rica 20 March 2014 Legislation/regulation development, Social Inclusion

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Decreto legislativo N.º 9207, publicado de 20 de marzo de 2014, es una reforma de la ley N.º 7600, igualidad de oportunidades para las personas con discapcidad, de 2 de mayo de 1996. Se reforman la definición de discapacidad y accesibilidad, la sanción por desacato de las normas de accesibilidad, y la libertad de acceso

Law No. 9207, published on March 20, 2014 is a reform of the law 7600 - Equal opportunities for persons with disabilities from May 2, 1996. It reforms the definition of disability and accessibility, the penalty for failure to provide accessibility, and the freedom of access.

La ley 7600, denominada “Ley de Igualdad de Oportunidades para las Personas con Discapacidad” fue publicada el 29 de mayo de 1996. Tiene como principal objetivo declarar de interés público el desarrollo integral de la población con discapacidad, en iguales condiciones de calidad, oportunidad, derechos y deberes que el resto de los habitantes.

The act number 7600, also known as ‘Act for equal opportunities for people with disability’ was published on May 29, 1996. It aims at declaring as a matter of public interest the comprehensive development for people with disabilities. This development will have the same conditions of quality, opportunity, rights and duties as for the rest of the population.


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