NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Governor Dannel Malloy signed legislation to modernize accessible parking signs on Wednesday.
They will no longer be referred to as “handicapped” parking signs but instead “reserved parking.” The modernization comes to emphasize the capabilities of people.
“Connecticut for decades has been at the forefront in fighting discrimination against persons with disabilities, and adopting this modernized symbol and updated language is a simple step that can go a long way towards changing attitudes and raising awareness,” Governor Malloy said.
The sign will change from a person in a wheel chair to a person leaning forward in a wheelchair.
There will be no additional cost for the new signs. They will be required only for new construction or for worn-out signs that need to be replaced.