Inclusion of People with Disabilities: Using Signs to Increase the Opportunity of Designated Van Accessible Parking Spaces
Learning Areas:Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Environmental health sciences
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe the parking problem ramp or lift equipped vehicle users experience with the designated van accessible parking spaces being taken by non-ramp or lift equipped vehicles with accessible parking permits. Explain the factors that led to the parking problem, such as the confusion with the current van accessible parking sign, the configuration of the accessible parking spaces, no history of consequences for NRLEV users taking the designated van accessible parking spaces, etc. Demonstrate one approach to address the parking problem by using more salient van accessible parking signs with new pictorial and text messaging. Analyze the variables associated with the parking problem and propose corresponding policy changes regarding accessible parking.
Keyword(s): Accessibility, Behavioral Research
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a doctoral student of Department of Applied Behavioral Science and also a graduate research assistant at the Research and Training Center on Independent Living at the University of Kansas. I have been involved with several projects regarding people with disabilities, such as advocacy skills training for postsecondary education accommodation, van accessible parking, etc.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.