International Symbol of Access


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INTERNATIONAL SYMBOL OF ACCESS

International Symbol of Access

A symbol used to identify buildings and facilities that are barrier-free and therefore accessible to disabled persons with restricted mobility, including wheelchair users.
See: illustration
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Guffey shows how the International Symbol of Access came into being, not just as a design, but also a manner of thinking that profoundly shapes the lives of disabled people, but also shapes the world at large in a way that able-bodied people barely know.
Examples of these are non-handicapped drivers occupying the space provided for the disabled and people blatantly obstructing access ramps for disabled, wheelchair-bound persons despite the obvious International Symbol of Access,' she added.
New York is the first state in the country to adopt this icon, which is distinctly different from the International Symbol of Access (ISA) specified in federal ADA Title III regulations.
A disability advocate group is taking its beliefs to the streets with a new version of the International Symbol of Access.
They then discussed a label and decided to call it the International Symbol of Access.
The International Symbol of Access has been spotted on all kinds of vehicles.
Just as the wheelchair is the international symbol of access for all people affected by architectural barriers, so people in wheelchairs have come to be perceived as the standard bearers of the "disability movement.
The iconic blue International Symbol of Access has been around since 1968, but a man in Fresno, Calif.
One symbol that is permanently assigned to a bank of neurons to readers of Exceptional Parent Magazine is the "handicap symbol" or more appropriately "The International Symbol of Access.
The international symbol of access is a picture of a wheelchair, and the original intention of the parking placard was to allow chair users a space a little closer to the store, theater, municipal building, doctor's office, or wherever.
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