Hey, wait a minute!!
Monday, February 22, 2016 at 3:27PM
Judith Nitchie in Handicapped Parking, Parking, accommodations, ambulation, disability, parking placards

We all want to find the perfect parking spot, the one that is closest to our destination. For the disabled this can mean the difference between participation and isolation. A convenient 'disabled' parking space might just make it possible for someone to live with a degree of independence or, at least, greater social interaction.

So why do able-bodied people take clearly marked 'disabled' parking spots? What's the thinking?

I like to think it's done with a lack of awareness rather than malicious intent. But what to do?

Check out this novel approach in a Russian shopping mall, a holographic video that startles, educates, and effectively makes the point:"Disabled' should not mean invisible or disregarded.


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