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Gary ‘Tiger’ Balletto Addresses Handicapped Parking Issues

Former boxing champion and Cranston resident Gary “Tiger” Balletto is fighting a new opponent these days: ignorance.

In a photo posted to his Facebook page that has gone viral, Balletto shows a Jeep that was parked in the painted line area next to a handicapped spot, where he was parked, inside the garage at the Providence Place Mall Sunday.

“I think a lot of people are not totally aware of that’s what the lines are there for,” Balletto told NBC 10 News Monday evening. “It’s equivalent to a handicapped parking space. It’s the same thing.”

Read the Nov. 26, 2018 article by NBC-WJAR Providence.

2018-12-05T04:49:49+00:00Categories: Latest News|

Holiday Shoppers Warned to Think Twice Before Snagging Handicapped-Accessible Parking

You might be in a hurry this holiday season but if you park in a handicapped parking spot and you’re not disabled you could face a stiff fine.

“Unfortunately this is the time of year where people abuse it the most. Black Friday they want to go in get those sales rush in.” Travis County Constable of Precinct 5 Carlos Lopez says even if parking is hard to come by on Black Friday and during the Christmas shopping season, that’s no reason to park in a handicapped space.

Read the Nov. 25, 2018 article and watch the news segment by FOX 7 Austin.


2018-12-05T04:43:03+00:00Categories: Latest News|

Contact your Regional ADA Center

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) National Network consists of 10 regional ADA Centers and an ADA Knowledge Translation Center. The regional ADA Centers are distributed throughout the United States to provide local assistance and foster implementation of the ADA. Find the ADA Center that serves your State by visiting the ADA website and clicking on the map

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2018-08-24T02:53:43+00:00Categories: .pdf, Accessible Parking Users/Advocates|

AAMVA Best Practices Guide in Deterring and Detecting Fraud and Misuse

The Best Practices Guide assists motor vehicle departments in improving the issuance of disability placards and plates, the deterrence and detection of fraud in these areas, and the enforcement of disability parking violations. The intent is not to identify the one approach that all jurisdictions should follow but rather to serve as a starting point for an informed local discussion on how best to marry needs for accessible parking with needs for general parking. 

The Best Practices Guide provides guidance in the following areas; Fraud identification, issuance and renewal processes, product standards, medical issues and requirements, outreach and education, enforcement strategies, and legislation, case law, and legal challenges.

This publication resulted from a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA).

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Automakers Must Deliver on the Promise of Self-Driving Car Technology

When I bought my most recent car — a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country —the salesman walked me through the list of available upgrades. I could get a leather interior and heated seats without a problem, but there was one glaring oversight: accessibility. As a wheelchair user, I’ve found that no major automaker offers an accessible vehicle as standard…

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2018-08-24T12:14:33+00:00Categories: Latest News|

U.S. Access Board: 8-Minute Animation Video on Parking and Passenger Loading Zones

8-Minute Animation Video on Parking and Passenger Loading Zones regarding accessible parking spaces are required for each parking facility on a site, such as lots and garages. Requirements apply equally to public and employee or restricted parking. On sites with multiple parking facilities, the minimum number of accessible spaces must be calculated separately for each parking facility instead of on the combined total of parking spaces provided on the site. At least one of every 6 accessible spaces, or fraction of 6, in each parking facility must be sized to accommodate vans..

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