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New signage to change views of disabilities
ALBANY - Governor Cuomo signed legislation aimed at improving the lives of people with disabilities.
He says it starts with a change in the way disabled New Yorkers are viewed.
The law, signed on Friday, requires the removal of the word "handicapped" from new or replaced state signage. It will now say "accessible"
The idea is that existing signage emphasizes the disability itself, rather than the person.
The logo is changing from the standard wheelchair to a more active one.
This legislation comes during the 24th anniversary of the National Americans with Disabilities Act.