Month: June 2016

WE DID IT: Self-Advocates Change the Handicapped Parking Sign in Connecticut!

Thanks to the initiative of Self-Advocates at Favarh, HB 5050 – An Act Concerning the Modernization of Parking Spaces for People with Disabilities, passed both the House and the Senate today and awaits the expected signature from the Governor. With that, Connecticut becomes the second state in the country to both remove the word “handicapped” from parking signs and to change the static wheelchair to a more active, independent, and modern icon.

The measure is a ZERO COST bill which means the new signs will only be installed when existing signs need replacing and with new construction. Continue reading