That familiar blue and white symbol of a sedentary person in a wheelchair is about to change throughout the state of New York. The new symbol will be one of a very active person in a wheelchair. Along with the signs, the designation “Handicapped” will be changed to “Accessible”.
Douglas Hovey, Executive Director of Independent Living, Inc. in Newburg, NY said, “The new symbol is more progressive and illustrates how we, as people with disabilities, are much more active at all levels, including areas of employment, housing and recreation . . . it shows people with disabilities moving forward.”
Hopefully, this is the beginning of a national trend and other states will follow suit.