Person with Reduced Mobility (PRM) – Anyone that is limited in mobility when using transportation, due to any physical incapacity (sensory or locomotors, permanent or temporary) disability or intellectual impairment or due to any other disability, age, or disease and which condition requires appropriate attention and adaptation or service at disposal of all passengers to their specific needs.
The PRM’s are, among others, as follows:
In the political combat against discrimination, in the face of the global trend that leads to constant growth of passengers with special needs of assistance related to reduced mobility, and, Cape Verde being a signatory of the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, ratified in February 2011, Through Resolution 148 / VII / 2011 of January 24, the Government assumes the initiative of creating a legal regime which guarantees the persons with a reduced mobility the same rights than the other passengers benefit, the freedom of movement, freedom of option and non-discrimination, guaranteeing adequate treatment and assistance for their special needs.
In this optic, Decree-Law no. 27/2015, of May 6, was created, as amended by Decree-Law No. 2/2017 of January 18, which establishes the rules and principles to ensure the protection and the service provision of the persons with reduced mobility that have access or intend to have access to air carriage and that will be applied on January 1st 2018.
The purpose of this Regulation is to set a balance between the requirements of anti-discrimination and the operational requirements, creating on one side a set of obligation of information on assistance, of the responsibility of the entity managing the airport facilities and the air carriage, and on the other side, establishing a mechanism of previous notice of the necessities of assistance, the responsibility of the persons with reduced mobility, as well as duly regulated derogations to the obligations of assistance.
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