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:

 

'No One Can Reverse Abia's Rejection of Kalu' - AllAfrica.com

'No One Can Reverse Abia's Rejection of Kalu'
AllAfrica.com
The issue of mental illness and psychiatry needs as much intervention and funding as has been given to HIV/AIDS and Malaria. Psychiatry is often . Don't you think society's attitude to the mentally handicapped should be addressed? We need to promote .

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Beacon Hill getting ramps for disabled - Boston Globe

Beacon Hill getting ramps for disabled
Boston Globe
After years of delays that made Beacon Hill the city's lone holdout in complying with federal disability laws, Mayor Martin J. Walsh appeared before vociferous residents Thursday night and told them the city will not wait any longer. The first 13 of .

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Miniaturization drives next gen electronic components - Electronic Products & Technology

Miniaturization drives next gen electronic components
Electronic Products & Technology
Many medical applications may have been handicapped because the device designs were large. .. For example, when looking at medical applications like pill cameras and hearing aids, the driving requirement is usually size, not cost. Either way, it's .

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Beacon Hill to Get Handicapped Ramps, Despite Protests
Mayor Walsh says sidewalk ramps will be installed in the historic Boston neighborhood, despite aesthetic concerns from some residents...


Bringing Hope to Disabled Children in Jordan; Christian Aid Mission-assisted . - Crossmap

Crossmap

Bringing Hope to Disabled Children in Jordan; Christian Aid Mission-assisted .
Crossmap
Two Christian Aid Mission staff members visited the main handicapped center in May. They saw firsthand how physical therapy-combined with a little love and encouragement-is producing amazing results. A gentle hug quiets a frightened toddler. Massaged .

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Heloise: Disabled diner is left behind in buffet line
Dear Readers: Here is this week's sound off about buffet lines: "I'm handicapped and use a walker. I have been in a few situations where I'm at a party or a restaurant-hosted dinner for which there's a buffet service...


Khartoum State to Support 211000 Persons with Special Needs - Sudan Vision

Sudan Vision

Khartoum State to Support 211000 Persons with Special Needs
Sudan Vision
Minister of Social Development, Amal Al-Bili confirmed her support of the Savings Bank financing 3000 handicapped persons and supply hearing aids to fifty victims monthly. She added that the ministry has already started to establish three schools for .

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Man denies raping handicapped teen
A Taranaki man raped an intellectually handicapped teenager, taking advantage of her when her mother was in hospital, the Crown told a jury in the New Plymouth District Court yesterday...


Smoking: Handicapped People Don't Have The Same Incentives To Quit - Science 2.0

Smoking: Handicapped People Don't Have The Same Incentives To Quit
Science 2.0
Literature indicates that those who use mobility aids have higher rates of depression, and in the general population, this is associated with greater smoking rates and lower likelihood of quitting smoking." Borrelli focused on smokers with mobility .

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50,000 use new app to order handicapped-accessible cabs
The citys handicapped-accessible taxi program, where wheelchair and scooter-bound passengers can order yellow cabs using a smartphone, has been a success with more than 50,000 people taking advantage of the...


Parking lot blues: Blue striped areas not designated as parking spots
Patrons parking in the handicapped parking places and loading zones should be warned, if you get caught, you will get a ticket. "The blue diagonally marked areas next to the handicapped parking spots are loading zones," said Washington Police Chief M..


 

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