Accessibility

Modernized handicapped symbol slow to catch on

Posted on October 19, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. — A modernized handicapped symbol that emphasizes ability rather than disability is being accepted in some states, but there are still advocates rejecting the change of one of the most recognizable symbols in the world, the AP is reporting.

New York adopted it last year, and Connecticut could soon become the second state to do so. Other cities around the country including Phoenix and El Paso, Texas, are also on board. However, the Federal Highway Administration rejected requests to allow "alternative dynamic designs" for traffic signs and pavement markings, and the International Organization for Standardization has argued against the new design, citing the universal recognition of the original one.

Some disability rights activists believe the new symbol implies prejudice toward people with serious disabilities. For the full story, click here.

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