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Let’s Make Accessible Parking More Accessible: A Practical Guide to Addressing Disabled Placard Abuse and Other Parking Issues for People with Disabilities

This groundbreaking, 24-page publication provides a roadmap for addressing issues related to accessible parking and disabled placard/plate abuse. Topics include statistics that confirm the scope of the problem, deterring fraudulent use of disabled placards/plates, parking design and streetscape issues that interfere with access, misuse of access aisles for van accessible parking spaces, empathetic signage, technological solutions, enforcement issues, citizen activism, and more. The publication includes dozens of ideas from cities, universities, and others, along with practical action items.

Source Credit: Accessible Parking Coalition
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Save My Spot Video

A wheelchair accessible vehicle is meant to provide freedom, but that can’t happen if it’s been blocked by careless parking. BraunAbility wants to educate the world on responsible parking around wheelchair accessible spaces – and with your help, we’ll make it a reality! Share our video to your friends and ask that they share as well. Together we can make it happen! ‪#savemyspot

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Texas A&M University Accessible Parking Study

Texas A&M University Transportation Services contracted with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. to complete a study to determine 1) if the campus has the correct total number of accessible parking spaces, 2) ensure that these accessible parking spaces are located appropriately, and 3) determine the compliance of existing accessible parking spaces to current standards. Additionally, accessible parking for non-standard campus events was reviewed and a procedure for adding future accessible parking spaces will be developed. One result of this study was approval by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to calculate accessible space needs based on a unique, “Zone” approach.

Source Credit: Texas A&M University Transportation Services
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2019-07-26T16:29:21+00:00Categories: Case Study, National in Scope, Texas|

Video: Where Not to Park

In Lexington The Mayor’s Commission for Citizens with Disabilities worked with LEXPARK, the Lexignton Police and the City Counsel to pass an ordinance that makes it ilitgal to park in the hash marked area next to an ADA parking space, even if you have a placard. The fine is $250.

Source Credit: Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, The Mayor’s Commission for Citizens with Disabilities, Lexington PD & Lex TV
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Uniform System For Parking For Persons With Disabilities

This federal regulation establishes the criteria for determining who qualifies for a parking placard or plate, requires reciprocity among the states, and recognizes the International Symbol of Accessibility as the identifying symbol.

Source Credit: U.S. Access Board
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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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U.S. Access Board Accessible Parking and Passenger Loading Zones Webinar – Advanced

This archived webinar session’s documentation provides an in-depth review of requirements in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards for parking spaces and passenger loading zones. Topics to be addressed include the minimum number required, location, van spaces, vertical clearances, alterations, signage, valet parking and more. Participants interested in this session are encouraged to review archived sessions on this topic for a review of the basic provisions. You can view the webinar and related documentation online.

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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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U.S. Access Board Accessible Parking and Passenger Loading Zones Webinar

If you have questions about access to parking spaces and passenger loading zones, including the required number, location, vertical clearances and other specifications, this is the session for you. Other topics to be addressed include van spaces, the number of spaces required in medical care facilities, alterations, signage, valet parking and more. The information will cover requirements in the current standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) along with upcoming revisions to the ADA standards. You can view the webinar and related documentation online.

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