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:


Device to catch vehicles parked in handicapped parking being rolled out
The monitoring device created by Dubai Police to catch vehicles parking at handicapped parking spots in Dubai without a permit is being rolled out and has already caught eight violations...

State To Crack Down On Illegal Use Of Handicapped Placards On Black Friday
Shopping mall parking spaces migt be at a premium on Black Friday, but you should not be tempted to wrongly pull your car into one marked for handicapped drivers...

City leading crackdown on drivers abusing handicapped parking system in London
A hospital worker using his dead dads handicap parking ­permit...

MMA fighter a hit with disabled teens - U-T San Diego

U-T San Diego

MMA fighter a hit with disabled teens
U-T San Diego
At High Performance Training Center gym in Oceanside, mixed martial arts fighter Joey Beltran, middle, teaches boxing techniques to Vista High School students Susana Colores, left, and Karely Santana, who both have Down syndrome. EUR” Charlie Neuman .


Roadshow: Confronted over using parking for the disabled
'What is your advice when we see people parking in handicapped spaces who truly are not handicapped?'..

Longer life expectancy means more individuals with disabilities - Santa Fe New

Santa Fe New

Longer life expectancy means more individuals with disabilities
Santa Fe New
Lower back trouble, muscle and joint pain, arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems are the most common causes of long-term work disability. This is followed by heart disease and stroke, cancer and mental health problems.

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Church Ministry Gives Handicapped and Disabled A Chance to Hunt
An Archdale church ministry group gives those who are handicapped or disabled a chance to hunt this weekend...

MONTGOMERY: New icon being pushed for handicapped symbol
MONTGOMERY EUR” The Accessible Icon Project is an international movement to change the current handicapped symbol into an image its backers think is more accessible and acceptable...

MH group helps provide the gift of sound - Baxter Bulletin

Baxter Bulletin

MH group helps provide the gift of sound
Baxter Bulletin
"What's so different down there is that you don't have things like the Americans with Disabilities Act, you don't have any kind of assistance," he continued. "If you're handicapped in that country, if you can't make it or if your family can't help you .


Wed for Wombs, Polio Wives Show India Fails Its Weakest - Businessweek


Wed for Wombs, Polio Wives Show India Fails Its Weakest
Polio survivors with paralyzed lower limbs in rural India often crawl or use their arms to drag themselves along the ground, without walking aids. Many young boys end .. For marrying a disabled girl, he expected to be compensated, Wagh said. He quit .
Wed for their wombs, polio wives show India fails its weakestLivemint

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O'BRIEN: Handicapped man's family hoping to get stolen TVs back - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
A freak accident more than a quarter-century ago took away Delbert Palmer's ability to walk. Palmer broke his neck in 1988 after diving off a boat, leaving him a quadriplegic. The accident did not take his will to live and try to earn a living...

Handicapped seek more parking spaces at Pit
Some Lobo fans said more handicapped parking spaces are needed at The Pit. Mike Jacques is a diehard fan. He's been coming to basketball games at The Pit since he was a teenager. In that time, he's been in two motorcycle crashes. "Broke both my arms, my right hip," Jacques said. That's why Jacques has a handicapped parking permit, but he said it isn't as handy as it should be when it comes to ...

Illinois cracking down on handicapped parking violators
CHICAGO -- The state of Illinois is about to start cracking down on people who illegally use handicapped parking spaces...


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