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.

 

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Top 5 things to know for Sunday, October 26 - The Desert Sun

The Desert Sun

Top 5 things to know for Sunday, October 26
The Desert Sun
From 2-4 p.m. Benefiting the Desert Blind & Handicapped Association. Copley's on Palm Canyon, $50. . A Musical Tour Around the World, benefiting AIDS Assistance Program. at Renaissance Palm Springs, (760) 325-8481. Go shopping. College of the .

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Major Gift from Volunteer Steward Aids Great Bay Reserve Boardwalk - NewHampshire.com

Major Gift from Volunteer Steward Aids Great Bay Reserve Boardwalk
NewHampshire.com
GREENLAND, N.H. -- Twenty five years ago, the Great Bay Estuary received a gift. This gift -- prompted by a threat from Aristotle Onassis to build the world's largest oil refinery on Great Bay -- was the permanent protection of the Estuary. In October .

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Health Calendar - Gloucester Daily Times

Health Calendar
Gloucester Daily Times
VOCAL (Victims of Crime and Loss) provides free services for victims of crimes including assault, robbery, domestic violence, adult sexual abuse/assault, child physical abuse, disabled and elder abuse, violation of a protective order, crimes related to .

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Nov. 4 Voting Location Information For Enfield Residents
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November: Veterans Day, Wingapalooza and turkey trot - Springfield News-Leader

Springfield News-Leader

November: Veterans Day, Wingapalooza and turkey trot
Springfield News-Leader
"The Normal Heart," Springfield Contemporary Theatre, 431 S. Jefferson Ave., Suite 136, 7:30 p.m. Larry Kramer's landmark play about love and AIDS in the 1980s. It chronicles the rise of the AIDS crisis in New York City. Tickets $10-$28. Call 417-831-8001.

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Support Groups: Oct. 28, 2014 - The Daily Star

Support Groups: Oct. 28, 2014
The Daily Star
Southern Tier AIDS Program, information on AIDS education, support services; free, anonymous HIV testing, (800) 333-0892. Violence Intervention Program hot line, for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault for residents of Otsego County, 432-4855.

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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...


Local organization counters African Ebola outbreak with medical aid - Star Local Media

Star Local Media

Local organization counters African Ebola outbreak with medical aid
Star Local Media
Their first mission was to a jungle in Nigeria, where they helped more than 300 children, many handicapped, and they've also worked in Haiti, according to Tony Rodriguez, a board member for Zoya. EURœThey've been a tremendous help to our organization,EUR he .

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First Annual SOMD Wounded-Warrior Marksmanship Event at Sanner's Lake . - Southern Maryland News Net

Southern Maryland News Net

First Annual SOMD Wounded-Warrior Marksmanship Event at Sanner's Lake .
Southern Maryland News Net
We added wheelchair ramps, handicapped parking spaces, knock-down shooting benches for wheelchair-shooters, and other features EUR it didn't cost that much extra and our membership supported it enthusiastically. Coaching a new shooter who has cerebral .

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