Today's Handicap Accessible World

These days, most every place you go is handicap accessible. This includes schools, offices, factories, restaurants and much more. In many places there are entrances with wheelchair ramps designated for the disabled. There are also handicapped accessible parking spaces at every place of business. These parking spaces are close to the main building so disabled persons do not have to travel a long way to get inside. In order to legally use one of these spaces, it is necessary to have a hang tag, or handicapped sticker, for your vehicle.

To learn more about accessible handicapped places, you may want to check out the ADA or Americans with Disabilities Act. This government department has an information packed website where you can learn a great deal about the resources available for the disabled. The site talks about transportation, employment, assistance, housing and much more. The goal of the ADA is to help the disabled in any way possible and make sure their human rights and civil liberties are being upheld and respected. They also strive to educate both the disabled and non-disabled and improve the quality of life for the disabled.

If you do not have a vehicle made for the disabled, consider a converted van. There are vans made especially for wheelchair bound passengers. They have a ramp that lifts into the vehicle, making it effortless for these passengers to enter and exit the vehicle. There are new and used handicap vans made by some of the biggest names in the automotive industry. In some cases the cost of a new or used handicap van may be covered by a disability program. In other cases these vehicles can be leased, rented, financed or bought. You can also have a regular van converted into a disabled-accessible van.

Another important location that is handicap accessible is the public restroom. Whether you are in an eatery, mall, department store, school, workplace or other facility there should be handicap stalls in the restroom that are marked as such. These are larger than the other stalls to make room for equipment and have safety bars. As you can see, there are many ways the world has become more friendly towards the disabled. Everywhere you look there are modifications for the disabled to make their lives easier, which is how it should be. This is an area that has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few decades.

 

News for the Physically Challenged:

 

Nancy A. Kelley - Auburn Citizen

Nancy A. Kelley
Auburn Citizen
Other nursing experiences over the years included summer camp nursing at Camp Yaiwamo, a Girl Scout Camp, Rotary Camp for Handicapped Children and Adults, and Children's Aids Society Camp in New Paltz. Nancy also worked at Old Mercy Hospital .

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These Handicapped Rock Climbers Are Way, Way Stronger Than You
Welcome to the world of paraclimbing, where new gear and new recognition of their abilities have disabled climbers taking on some of the world's toughest rocks. On a muggy Sunday night in South Brooklyn, a petite redhead with pale green highlights in her hair works her way up a 35-foot wall at the cathedral-like indoor climbing mecca known as Brooklyn Boulders. At first glance, Chloe Crawford ...


[Bed Bug Supplement] What Causes Bed Bug Control Failure? The Resident . - PCT Magazine

PCT Magazine

[Bed Bug Supplement] What Causes Bed Bug Control Failure? The Resident .
PCT Magazine
. found two disabled residents who spent many hours on wheelchairs had dozens of bed bugs hiding on their wheelchairs. In another case, there was a handicapped resident who spent large amounts of time sitting in the bathroom, and bed bugs were found .

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HIV/Aids Infections Can Be Stopped - UNAIDS - AllAfrica.com

HIV/Aids Infections Can Be Stopped - UNAIDS
AllAfrica.com
Another participant, Ms Sally Qazi, a teacher living with disabilities and representative from Handicapped General Partnership (HAGEPA) insisted that good nutrition is required for both women and children, noting that women need to be able to take care .

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Step by step for Olean High parking, accessibility plan
OLEAN EUR” As last school year ended, Olean City School District officials proposed a handicapped-accessibility boost for the high school...


NC man accused of beating grandfather over $5
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) EUR” Authorities say a North Carolina man beat his handicapped grandfather after an argument over $5...


Concessional railway fares for patients, physically challenged - Times of India

Concessional railway fares for patients, physically challenged
Times of India
"A revised combined concession form has been introduced for all categories of physically challenged persons like orthopaedically handicapped, paraplegic persons, patients who cannot travel without an escort, mentally-retarded persons, completely blind .

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Beloit College's Mindset List for Class of 2018 - Washington Post

Beloit College's Mindset List for Class of 2018
Washington Post
While the number of Americans living with HIV has always been going up, American deaths from AIDS have always been going down. 40. They have no memory . The PGA has always offered handicapped golfers a ride EUR” reluctantly. 42. EURśAfrican-American .

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Visually-impaired children savour Cavalia
Children from the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) had the opportunity to meet with the equine stars of Cavalia...


GOP candidate asks residents to mail him their pee - Grist

Grist

GOP candidate asks residents to mail him their pee
Grist
In a monthly newsletter called Access to Energy, Robinson has used his academic credentials to float theories on everything from AIDS to public schooling to climate change (which he believes is a myth). . In another essay, he called public education .

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Regional Centres of 3 Disability Institutes to Come Up - The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express

Regional Centres of 3 Disability Institutes to Come Up
The New Indian Express
Gehlot inaugurated the newly constructed ladies' hostel building, which was built at a cost of `4 crore and distributed 48 mobile phones to the patients undergoing treatment in the hospital of SVNIRTAR. Aids and appliances to more than 100 differently .

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Handicapped renters left with no electricity
Handicapped people living in a Lake Worth Inn were left with no electricity on Tuesday after city officials say the owner of the Breezeway Inn didn't pay his electric bill...


 

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