Look at the tired old symbol on the left. It's static, rigid, and passive. The person is angular and stiff. Stuck, you might say.
Now look at the image on the right.
And rounded like a person.
Think about how omnipresent this symbol is. If this was a corporate symbol, would it have remained the way it is for so long? No way. Madison Avenue would have been updating it over the years.
It's time to update how people with disabilities are presented. The California Building Code does not force the use of the old symbol, and building departments actually love this. It just makes sense.
Madison Avenue teaches us that symbols carry a lot of meaning. So will this.