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New disability signs replace outdated image, language

New signNearly 24 years after the singing of the national Americans with Disabilities Act, a new law updating accessibility signage has been enacted in New York state. Advocates say its just the first step towards improving the lives of people with disabilities.

The new law requires the stigmatizing word "handicapped" be replaced with the word "accessible" on new state signage; the familiar blue and white logo with a person in a wheelchair be updated with a more active image.

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Source: WBFO 88.7
When: 04/9/2014

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