Compliance Resource Bulletins

What to Know About the Connecticut Accessibility Symbol

ADA / Accessibility, Compliance Resource Bulletins

Our Connecticut Accessibility Symbol Compliance – Resource Bulletin will help you understand some of the rules and regulations regarding sign requirements for use of this alternative to the traditional accessibility symbol. Topics include:

  • Sign requirements
  • ADA compliance
  • Links to relevant regulations

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Bulletin Overview

Connecticut has adopted new accessibility legislation, Public Act No.16-78, which requires the International Symbol of Accessibility to be changed to a new image showing a person seated in a wheelchair while appearing to be in motion. The effective start date was January 1, 2017.

The symbol of access shall be used for all buildings and structures constructed, substantially renovated or expanded on or after January 1, 2017. As of the date of this document, only one other state, New York, has adopted the new Dynamic Accessibility Symbol, though there is a movement in place to expand this symbol into the other states.