In 2018, Reduced Mobility Rights adopted a new logo, the accessibility icon launched by the United Nations as new symbol of accessibility.
The new symbol of accessibility was designed by the Graphic Design Unit of the UN Department of Public Information in New York, upon request by the Meetings and Publishing Division of the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (MPD, DGACM) of the United Nations.
The global reach of this logo is conveyed by a circle, with the symmetrical figure connected to represent a harmony between humans in society. This universal human figure with open arms symbolizes inclusion for people of all abilities, everywhere.
The stylization of Leonardo da Vinci Vitruvian Man has a holistic pan-disability impact that moves past the existing, and quite frankly demeaning, ISO standard of the wheelchair logo.
The Accessibility Logo was created to depict accessibility for persons with disabilities. This includes accessibility of information, services, communication technologies, as well as physical access.
Importantly, the accessibility icon symbolizes hope and equal access for all. It was reviewed and selected by the Focus Groups on Accessibility, working with the Inter-Departmental Task Force on Accessibility at the United Nations Secretariat. The group comprises of eminent civil society organizations, including organizations of persons with disabilities.