In Amerika is een nieuw symbool ontwikkeld voor het icoon met de gehandicapte persoon afgebeeld in een rolstoel. Ook in Nederland gaan stemmen op om het aloude symbool te vervangen door het dynamischer nieuwe icoon.
1. Head position. Head is forward to indicate the forward motion of the person through space. Here the person is the “driver” or decision maker about her mobility.
2. Arm angle. Arm is pointing backward to suggest the dynamic mobility of a chair user, regardless of whether or not she uses her arms. Depicting the body in motion represents the symbolically active status of navigating the world.
3. Wheel cutouts. By including white angled knockouts the symbol presents the wheel as being in motion. These knockouts also work for creating stencils used in spray paint application of the icon. Having just one version of the logo keeps things more consistent and allows viewers to more clearly understand intended message.
4. Limb rendition. The human depiction in this icon is consistent with other body representations found in the ISO 7001 – DOT Pictograms. Using a different portrayal of the human body would clash with these established and widely used icons and could lead to confusion.
5. Leg position. The leg has been moved forward to allow for more space between it and the wheel which allows for better readability and cleaner application of icon as a stencil.
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