Colombia – Persons with disabilities


  • Approach to persons with disabilities: Firstly, it is important to understand that under the Convention persons with disabilities are: “those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which, in interaction with various barriers, may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others”. The Plan’s approach to disability is based on the social model of disability which mentions that: The notion of a person with disability from this model is based, beyond the functional diversity of people, on the limitations of society itself. In this way, a distinction is made between what is commonly referred to as “impairment” and what is understood as “disability”.


i. Fundamental Pillar 1: The State’s obligation to protect human rights


Strand 4 [Eje nº 4]: Promoting inclusion and non-discrimination in business activity


  • The Ministry of Telecommunications [Mintic] will enhance the relay centre as a two-way communication service platform that allows deaf and hearing people to communicate with each other.