SafetySign.com Offers New NY Accessibility Signs

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New Design Promotes More Active Lifestyle

SafetySign.com, a leading source of official safety signs, traffic signs, and parking signs, and a division of Brimar Industries, Inc., has recently added new accessibility signs that comply with New York’s updated sign design. The signs can be purchased at http://www.safetysign.com/new-york-accessibility-parking-signs

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law on July 25, 2014, that updates the state’s accessibility signage and symbols. The new accessibility design portrays a more active symbol, where the figure in the wheelchair is leaning forward and has arms bent in a way that suggests independent motion.

This icon is in contrast to the traditional icon, which seems more sedentary than the updated design. This is the first major update to the international symbol of access since the figure in the wheelchair had a circle added to the top of it, giving the symbol a head.

The word “handicapped” has also been removed from all future signs. The term is considered offensive and outdated by advocates.

New York is the first state to require the new signs, which are ADA compliant. The new symbol can also be found in cities such as El Paso, Texas, though the updated design is not part of state law there.

SafetySign.com uses the new symbol on several designs for parking signs and for signs used in facilities to indicate access points, all of which are ADA compliant. The New York law goes into effect November, 22, 2014.

About SafetySign.com

SafetySign.com is an American manufacturer of stock and custom safety signs, street signs, parking signs, and more. Serving customers since 1988 with fast shipping and guaranteed low prices. Visit http://www.SafetySign.com for more product information.

About Brimar Industries, Inc.

Brimar Industries is a manufacturer of a large variety of safety related products, and is the parent of SafetySign.com, PipeMarker.com, and WaferSeals.com. Founded in 1988 as a manufacturer of pipe markers, Brimar has grown into one of the leading sources of safety signs, pipe markers, valve tags, nameplates, traffic signs, parking signs, and mailing tabs. Visit http://www.PipeMarker.com and http://www.WaferSeals.com for other products from Brimar Industries.

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