A New Look for New York

Reprinted from PN/Paraplegia News October 2014

The new Accessibility Icon grown from a grassroots effort in Boston has made its way into legislation in New York.

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The state is the first to fully adopt the new design created to better represent those with disabilities (featured in the June PN Newsbeat, p. 22) in a bill passed July 25. The bill requires all accessibility signs to be replaced with the new logo and all terminology will be changed to “accessible” rather than “handicapped.”

“This bill is an important step toward correcting society’s understanding of accessibility and eliminating a stigma,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says.



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