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:

 

Twin Rivers Park renovations to begin within the week - HeraldNet

Twin Rivers Park renovations to begin within the week
HeraldNet
Contractor Quilceda Paving and Construction plans to redo the parking lot and add handicapped parking spaces. That work should be done by the end of April, according to a city newsletter. No date was given for finishing the restroom remodel.

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At Your Service - Services for Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 - Daytona Beach News-Journal

At Your Service - Services for Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
Daytona Beach News-Journal
AARP: 55 Alive Mature Driving, Tax-Aid, Medigap programs, driver's safety programs and more. aarp.org; 866-595-7678. AARP Driver Safety Program: Classes for seniors: 888-227-7669 or aarp.org/drive. AARP Tax-Aide: Free tax preparation services.

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President comes under fire for words on inclusive education, handicapped children
President MiloŇ° Zeman stirred considerable controversy this week, suggesting that handicapped children in the Czech Republic would be better off not sharing classrooms with non-handicapped students. He made the statement against inclusive education at a rehabilitation institute in East Bohemia. His words provoked broad reaction, with many saying the stance clashed with progressive values...


Mahanoy City resident questions handicapped parking at council meeting
MAHANOY CITY EURĒ A borough resident questioned some of the requirements in keeping a handicapped parking space during Tuesdays borough council meeting. Jean S. Seibert spoke to the borough council during the public portion about a concern she has about information needed for the renewal of the handicapped parking space. EURúLast year I went through the process of getting my handicapped space in ...


Hands-on with ReSound's collection of smart hearing aids - SlashGear

SlashGear

Hands-on with ReSound's collection of smart hearing aids
SlashGear
We've always believed that aside from benefiting the masses, technology should also be of use to those who are physically handicapped in one way or another. ReSound is one of those companies that have taken up that call and have produced quite an .

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Death Threats, Apology After Hartford State Rep. Parks In Handicapped Space
HARTFORD - A state representative is catching heat after a photo of his BMW parked in a handicapped space outside a Dunkin' Donuts across from the State Capitol was widely circulated on social media over the weekend. After he posted an apology about the incident to his Facebook page, he said,...


Medical Technologies Market in the APAC Region 2015-2019 - PR Newswire (press release)

Medical Technologies Market in the APAC Region 2015-2019
PR Newswire (press release)
Medical technology refers to the software solutions, medical devices, imaging, and diagnostic equipment used to ensure good health. The Medical Technologies market in the APAC region covers hospital hardware; technical aids for the disabled; reusable .

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