Bill would remove "handicapped accessible" from signs

Created: 05/20/2014 7:47 PM WHEC.com

Advocates for the disabled and state lawmakers are pushing for legislation to change traditional signs that are posted, indicating what is accessible for persons with disabilities.

According to our affiliate, WGRZ in Buffalo, advocates want to change the symbol so it shows a person in a wheelchair in motion. They are already up in New York City and in other countries around the world.

Advocates say the old signs show people with disabilities as immobile and not living a full productive life.

To read WGRZ's story, click here.

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