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Tag: Handicap Parking

Half Access – Making Live Music Accessible

Published: December 16, 2018
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Half Access is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to making live music accessible. Our database provides accessibility info on venues to help prepare disabled folks on what to expect before arriving at a show, and will be used by us to work with venues on improving accessibility in their spaces.

States Cracking Down On Accessible Parking Abuse

Published: November 17, 2014

Accessible Parking AbuseStiffer penalties and stepped up enforcement are among the measures states are taking to help ensure that accessible parking spaces are available for those who truly need them.

In some cities, drivers with disabilities trying to find accessible parking spaces are often out of luck, because many of those spots are taken by able-bodied people who use parking placards intended for those with disabilities to get a choice spot or save a few bucks.

In the parking lot, people have plenty of excuses — and hidden disabilities

Published: July 30, 2012

A driver zips into a handicap parking space, bounces out of the car and runs inside the store, mall or theater.

Disabled? Yeah, right.

Handicap parking abuse starts with doctors, critics say

Published: July 29, 2012

Advocates for disabled people and critics of Michigan’s generally lax enforcement of handicap parking laws say the problem starts with doctors.

“They’re the ones handing out the placards, and I do feel it is being abused,” said Erica Coulston, president of Walk the Line to SCI (spinal cord injury) Recovery.

“There are no repercussions for physicians,” said Coulston, who uses a wheelchair. “They should be trusted to take these placards very seriously and assign them accordingly. It’s just gotten out of hand.”

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