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January 26, 2015

New Dynamic Accessibility Symbol for New York

dynamic accessibility signs now has a variety of signs and labels with the new Dynamic Accessibility Symbol required for use in the State of New York.

The new symbol shows an active, engaged person with a wheelchair, in compliance with New York laws A.8193 and S.6846. Although the US Access Board has not changed the 1969-era Universal Symbol of Accessibility, the new symbol has been embraced by the State of New York, as well as some cities, schools, businesses and other organizations.

The new symbol does not match ADA standards, but the group promoting it says that slight variations on the historical symbol are permissible under Section 103 because the symbol clearly displays a wheelchair and signifies accessibility. Unless you live in New York, we recommend you review local and state regulations before changing your existing signs.

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