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August 19, 2011

Are You Meeting 2011 ADA Requirements for Accessible Parking Spaces?




van accessible parking signNew regulations for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became effective in March, including a requirement of one van-accessible parking space for every six standard handicapped accessible spaces (up from one per eight spaces under the previous law).

Signage instructions for accessible spaces are: "International symbol of accessibility placed in front of the parking space mounted at least five feet above the ground, measured to the top of the sign. Van-accessible spaces include the designation "van accessible."

The Department of Justice has developed a guide to explain requirements and help small businesses comply with the revised rules.

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