NCIL Invites You to Participate in a National Survey about Accessible Parking and Placard Abuse


The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) invites you to participate in an online survey for people who require accessible parking, or have disabled placard or license plates. The survey takes about 15 minutes and will have a major effect on policies related to parking for people with disabilities.

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Have you faced challenges when it comes to finding available parking? Have you been frustrated by parking spaces that are designated for people with disabilities but are used by those who don’t need them? What other parking problems do you encounter?

Here is your chance to share your experiences, insights, and challenges. NCIL is part of a newly-formed Accessible Parking Council to address these issues on a national scale.

If you require accessible parking and have a disabled placard or license plate, please take this 15-minute online survey on Accessible Parking and Placard Abuse to ensure your voice is heard.

It is important to complete the survey before it closes November 1. Results are being reported at a Stakeholder’s Forum on Accessible Parking and Placard Abuse, December 6 in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Access Board, the federal agency responsible for developing and updating the American Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines.

In addition to the National Council on Independent Living, participating organizations include American Association of People with Disabilities, the United Spinal Association, the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, and the International Parking Institute, among others.

Your responses are anonymous and appreciated. The more people who respond, the more valuable the survey will be in making positive changes for people in our community.