CHAPTER 743

FORMERLY

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 39

ADOPTING THE WORLD WHEELCHAIR SYMBOL AS THE WHEELCHAIR-USER SYMBOL FOR THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, there is an urgent need to adopt an internationally accepted symbol to indicate facilities accessible to wheelchair-users; and

WHEREAS, the wheelchair symbol has been adopted for use around the world by Rehabilitation International's eleventh world congress; and

WHEREAS, the wheelchair symbol is easily recognized by the wheelchair-user; and

WHEREAS, no such standard symbol has been adopted by the State of Delaware.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives and the Senate of the 128th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, with the approval of the Governor as attested by his signature affixed hereto, that the wheelchair symbol, as set forth at the end of this Resolution, shall be adopted as the State of Delaware's wheelchair-user symbol.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the wheelchair-user symbol shall be prominently displayed at main entrances to public property and buildings which provide facilities for the wheelchair-user, and that the private use of this symbol shall be encouraged.

Approved June 18, 1976

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For display on public buildings, motels, theaters, restaurants, store parking lots, and transportation facilities which are fully accessible to wheelchair•users and other persons with limited mobility.

The President's Committee on Employment 01 the Handicapped, Washington, DC 20210