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Understanding Parking and Passenger Loading Zones

Accessible parking is required for each parking lot and garage to help ensure people with disabilities can safely and appropriately get in and out of their vehicles. In addition, accessible spaces are to be located on the shortest accessible route to an accessible entrance. In an effort to help clarify the standards, the United State Access Board has created an animated video (below) that explains them in context and how they are beneficial in everyday life.

For more information on Parking standards, please visit

For more information on Passenger Loading Zone standards, please visit

For more information on other standards, please visit the Guide to the ADA Standards section of the United States Access Board website.