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:

 

HIV Persons Condemn Inability to Get Drugs in Taraba - The Guardian

HIV Persons Condemn Inability to Get Drugs in Taraba
The Guardian
Jalingo EUR” THE Persons Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) that are presently taking refuge in one of the Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Bali Local Council of Taraba State have complained that their inability to get retrovirus drugs has .

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Firetruck pull benefits Special Olympics - KSAT San Antonio

KSAT San Antonio

Firetruck pull benefits Special Olympics
KSAT San Antonio
"Four neurologists here in town said he would never progress above a severely handicapped child," said Shirley Johnson. However, Ruben has beaten the odds and now hold a job at McDonald's, communicates and has full use of both of his arms. His mother .

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Handicapped parking fines will double
JOLIET EUR Those caught illegally using handicapped parking spaces in the city will face heftier fines under a proposal approved Tuesday night by the Joliet City Council...


Gains and gaps in Ugandan HIV treatment - IRINnews.org

Gains and gaps in Ugandan HIV treatment
IRINnews.org
EURśWe have got funding from UNICEF, USAID [US Agency for International Development], Clinton Health Access Initiatives and the Global Fund [to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria]. With this funding and support now, we shall be able to absorb and enrol .

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Why I want the right to die with dignity - Troy Media

Why I want the right to die with dignity
Troy Media
I am still disabled and I never did play football, but I did recover enough muscle strength to lead a meaningful life with a good profession and a great family. Some 25 years . I have known people with ALS, MS, Aids, Huntington's and other ailments .

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The Way We Were - Francis X. Fay - Thehour.com

The Way We Were - Francis X. Fay
Thehour.com
Meanwhile, a 32-year-old woman who discovered she had AIDS after being treated for anemia at Norwalk Hospital, tells Hour Reporter Andrew Brophy that she has been told she has only three years to live. So many professors at .. Boy Scouts are pictured .

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Nazareth eyes tighter control of handicapped parking
Move comes as residents complain some streets have limited parking due to high number of handicapped spots. Move comes as residents complain some streets have limited parking due to high number of handicapped spots...


Police: Salem man raped handicapped woman
SALEM -- A Salem man was arrested early Wednesday morning in connection to the rape of a handicapped female...


Polk County Firefighters Benevolent Fund Aids First Responders in Need - The Ledger

Polk County Firefighters Benevolent Fund Aids First Responders in Need
The Ledger
The association helps with all kinds of needs from assisting with paying utility bills to helping purchase a needed vehicle to helping renovate a home to make it accessible and livable for a handicapped person. At the beginning of the year, a medical .

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Confusing Austin Parking Space Costs Driver $511
Park in a handicapped space and you risk getting the most expensive traffic ticket in Travis County. Most people have no issue with paying the fine if they think the accessible parking space is properly marked. But, what if it's not? "It hasn't been maintained. ...


Deputies: Man assaults handicapped son
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- The father of a handicapped child is accused of assaulting his son. According to an arrest warrant, Brunswick County investigators said Wesley Bryant grabbed his handicapped son by the neck twice, picking him up and throwing him back down into his wheelchair. Deputies said the incident happened Tuesday; Bryant was arrested Wednesday. The child, who is less than 16 ...


MSNBC Pays Tribute to Radical LGBT Leftists Dan Savage and Larry Kramer - NewsBusters (blog)

NewsBusters (blog)

MSNBC Pays Tribute to Radical LGBT Leftists Dan Savage and Larry Kramer
NewsBusters (blog)
I've been involved in various forms of AIDS activism since AIDS started in '81..I started an organization called ACT-UP EUR AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power. UNIDENTIFIED MAN 1 (from file news footage): The members of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power .

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