Ask an ADA Professional Questions RE: Parking and the ADA

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time Zone


During this session individuals will have the opportunity to ask ADA professionals questions about accessible parking. To ensure your question is answered during the session, individuals are highly encouraged to submit their questions ahead of time via the registration website (option to submit questions is available once you have registered for the session).

Human generated captioning and Sign Language Interpreter will be provided in this session.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
Certificate of Attendance 1.5


Nancy Horton, Information Specialist, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

Jennifer Lin Perry, Access Specialist, Northeast ADA Center

Questions for presenters:

1 Our state is steadily increasing the number of required EV charging spaces at lots with 100 or more total spaces. What is the guidance on situations where there are 5 or more charging spaces, should the accessible one also be restricted for vehicles with a disability parking permit (i.e. the car would be electric and have to display a disability parking permit)?
2 Please describe an actual design of an ADA/Accessible on-street parking space in a busy metropolitan area - if possible, provide a photograph of one.
3 I live in a rural area in the North Georgia Mountains, and face a reoccurring problem with ADA parking. About 1/6 of parking in my town and the surrounding towns are gravel lots that fit between 5 cars to 50 cars. There are no ADA parking spaces, and no attempt at all to have temporary ADA spaces. If you add ADA spaces to a gravel lot wouldn't they need to pave the spaces and access aisles to make the spaces firm, stable, and slip resistant. Can there be gravel spaces that are unpaved and meet the standards?
4 My town has ADA spaces that have correct signage, correct width, access aisle is correct, but they are the only ADA spaces on one side of town, and they are compact vehicles only. Can ADA spaces be for compact cars only?

Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.