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:

 

Officials: Meth business booming in Billings - Helena Independent Record

Officials: Meth business booming in Billings
Helena Independent Record
Some of the drugs might be kept for training aids for K-9 units, but most are incinerated after they are no longer needed as evidence. . EURœWe're handicapped.EUR EURœNow it's a different business model, the way the meth is getting into our community. And we .

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Global Medical Technologies Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are GE, Johnson . - IT Business Net

Global Medical Technologies Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are GE, Johnson .
IT Business Net
The Global Medical Technologies market covers active implantable technology, hospital hardware, anaesthetic and respiratory technology, In vitro diagnostics technology, dental technology, electromechanical medical technology, technical aids for .

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Handicaps no barriers for divers in reef cause
Handicapped divers discovered a whole new world underwater when they joined this year's Hong Kong Reef Check...


Man pleads not guilty to threatening to kill baby
A man charged with restricting oxygen to a handicapped baby in a residence at Naval Station Great Lakes pleaded not guilty to several felony charges Thursday...


Kanye West Yells At Handicapped Concert GoersEURŠAgain
Kanye West had another epic diva moment during a concert in Australia recently. During a show in Sydney on Friday, West was getting the crowd up on their feet during his performance, demanding everyone get to their feet and party. However, to his Majestys disapproval, he noticed a small group of fans remaining in their Kanye West Yells At Handicapped Concert GoersEURŠAgain is an article from: The ...


North Carolina man accused of beating handicapped grandfather over $5; charged with assault
Authorities say a North Carolina man beat his handicapped grandfather after an argument over $5...


The Ethics of Taking a Trip to North Korea as a Tourist - NBCNews.com

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The Ethics of Taking a Trip to North Korea as a Tourist
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EURœTheir visit provides the regime with foreign currency and aids and abets a regime which the United Nations Commission of Inquiry report says is responsible for human rights violations 'without parallel.'EUR Not everyone agrees. The presence of tourists .

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Disabled face parking frustration in Abu Dhabi
One man described having to struggle for 200 metres in his wheelchair to reach his home near Salam Street in Abu Dhabi. "The streets are not handicapped-friendly," said Sulaiman Al Ameri, 40. Abu Dhabi Police provide permits for people with special needs to park in designated slots in residential and public parking areas. Mr Al Ameri, a father-of-six who has had polio since he was 3, holds a ...


Natchitoches PD: Missing woman found safe
Natchitoches police say a mentally handicapped woman missing since Saturday has been found and is okay...


Handicapped children to benefit from partnership
FLYING FOR A CAUSE: Prince Sultan bin Salman, center, poses with Flynas officials and handicapped children on the occasion. (AN photo)..


 

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