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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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Semi-Annual Reminder RE: Disabled Parking Space Use–Sign

We use this sign in conjunction with periodic campus-wide campaigns to help educate about the need to save accessible parking spaces for customers authorized to use them. They are also placed in key areas in advance of enforcement events where we partner with campus police to target. We send a campus-wide message to the campus community to help raise awareness.

Source Credit: Texas A&M University Transportation Services

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Semi-Annual Reminder RE: Disabled Parking Space Use–Notice

We send this notice campus-wide twice per year to help educate about the need to save accessible parking spaces for customers authorized to use them. At times, we send it in advance of enforcement events where we partner with campus police to target enforcement in areas that tend to be more problematic. We also deploy temporary signs moved from area to area to help raise awareness.

 

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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 https://adata.org/find-your-region

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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 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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Accessible Parking Etiquette

The ability to safely park at one’s destination is an important component of community participation for people with disabilities. With the proper permit, people with disabilities should be able to use accessible parking spaces in public parking lots. However, a lot of people with disabilities have encountered barriers to parking.

Source Credit: University of Kansas Research and Training Center on Independent Living
This brochure is made possible by a grant from the Dole Institute of Politics, with funding from the General Electric Company.
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