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Deterring Access Aisle Parking Violations

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. Researchers at the Research and Training Center on Independent Living at KU conducted two studies on accessible parking. This study examined factors related to access aisle violations. Access aisles are the diagonally marked spaces adjacent to the accessible parking spaces that are designed for use by people with disabilities. Access aisles are usually marked with yellow, white, or blue diagonal stripes.

Source Credit: University of Kansas Research and Training Center on Independent Living
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Encouraging Reservation of Van Designated Spaces for Lift-or-Ramp-Equipped Van Users

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. Researchers at the Research and Training Center on Independent Living at KU conducted two studies on accessible parking. This study examined using different signage to encourage reservation of van-accessible spaces for people who use ramp- or lift-equipped vehicles. Wheelchair users who travel in a ramp- or lift-equipped van (RLEV) often reach their destination only to find the van-accessible parking space occupied by a non-ramp or lift-equipped vehicle (NRLEV) that does not need the wider access aisle placed next to van-accessible spaces. This study found that alternate signage for van-accessible parking spaces can prompt  rivers of vehicles without ramps or lifts to use a regular accessible space when available, reserving the van accessible space for RLEV users.

Source Credit: University of Kansas Research and Training Center on Independent Living 
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Draft Legislation – Tiered Parking Meter Exemption

Currently disability parking permits provide a parking meter fee exemption. By law it is 2.5 hours or the maximum time the meter allows, whichever is longer. Some permittees cannot reach or operate a meter due to a disability. By making it apply to all permittees, it created an incentive for people to fraudulently obtain or use permits belonging to someone else. The bill restricts the exemption to those who are medically certified to be unable to reach or operate a parking meter due to a disability. The bill did not pass this last legislative session, but DCAB intends to reintroduce it.

Source Credit: State of Hawaii Department of Health Disability and Communication Access Board

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State of Illinois Recertification/Renewal Organizational Parking Placard

State of Illinois Recertification/Renewal Organizational Parking Placard. For use by Corporations, School Districts, Limited Liability Companies, Nursing Homes, Convalescent Homes or Special Education Cooperatives that Transport Persons With Disabilities.

Source Credit: Office of the Illinois of Secretary of State
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State of Illinois Persons with Disabilities Parking Chart

Persons with Disabilities Parking Chart. What you should know about accessible parking.

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State of Illinois Parking Program for Persons with Disabilities Abuse Complaint Form

State of Illinois Parking Program for Persons with Disabilities Abuse Complaint Form.

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State of Illinois Persons with Disabilities Certification for Parking Placard/License Plates

State of Illinois Persons with Disabilities Certification for Parking Placard/License Plate.

Source Credit: Office of the Illinois Secretary of State
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State of Illinois Parking Program for Persons with Disabilities Law Enforcement Guide

State of Illinois Parking Program for Persons with Disabilities Law Enforcement Guide.

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State of Illinois Parking Program for Persons with Disabilities – A Guide for Medical Professionals

State of Illinois Parking Program for Persons with Disabilities – A Guide for Medical Professionals. 

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State of Illinois Parking Program for Persons with Disabilities

The Parking Program for Persons with Disabilities is a vital program for many Illinois persons with disabilities. 

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