You may have seen or heard about the new accessible parking logo. It was initially created as a guerrilla art project a couple years ago, but is slowly becoming accepted by mainstreamed society.
The current logo has been around for decades. Unfortunately, it has become essentially invisible to the average person. I see people who do not even notice the accessible parking signs. They park in the spaces even if they do not have a disability. People will park on the access aisles, which are intended to give wheelchair users room to get in and out of their vehicles.
The new design shows a person in a wheelchair is more active and independent. It breaks the stereotypes that people with disabilities fit a certain mold and can only do certain things. I like the new concept and can’t wait for it to be seen all around the world.
To read more about the new accessible logo, go to www.accessibleicon.org.