Wednesday, December 16, 2009

One Man's Annoying/Aggravating/Interesting Access Picture of the Week

I came across the picture below via one of my Google Alerts on accessible parking. Apparently, this is how the rodeo grounds in Wickenberg, AZ designate handicapped accessible parking spaces. Looking at that picture I can't help but wonder if they trace out the universal symbol of access (i.e. the wheelchair outline) and/or the rectangular striped access zone in the dirt with sticks. The other eyebrow raising issue is the sign's use of the word "handicap," which in the disability world is no longer PC and even borderline offensive to people with disabilities (the word accessible has recently taken the place of both handicap and handicapped as the proper applicable disability phraseology). Stay classy, Wickenberg, AZ rodeo grounds, stay classy.

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