Handicapped Sign to Change in NY

06.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

   The legislation calls for replacing the  well-known blue-and-white image of a nondescript person sitting in a wheelchair with one showing the person in motion. The word handicapped will also be dropped from the signs, after disability rights advocates deemed the word offensive. The new rules apply only to signs made after the bill takes affect-- in about 120 days.