The country's largest city said they are moving forward with plans to update the International Symbol of Access to a more modern representation for those who use a wheelchair.
According to WBUR-radio, Victor Calise, New York City's commissioner for people with disabilities, says this summer the old symbol will be replaced with the new one in all five boroughs.
Backers of the new icon say they hope that adoption by New York will lead to more widespread acceptance of the design. The new design was spearheaded by a philosophy professor at Gordon College in Massachusetts.
The redesign will replace the 1968 design depicting a static person in a wheelchair. The new icon displays an active, in-motion version of life with a physical disability.