With Handicapped Parking Signs, The State Is Doing Its Bit!


Until 1990, the handicapped people had suffered a lot of discrimination in many areas. Although these discriminations against handicapped were not deliberate, the disabled suffered from them a lot at the hands of the people every now and then. With the inception of The American Disability Act in 1990, the state had come up with some concrete proposals to deal with the cases of discrimination against the disabled persons. The act not only facilitated the government in looking after the interests of disabled persons with financial aid but also helped it in providing them a normal living like others.

Under the disability codes, the handicap persons not only get the facilities from the government and private employers, employment agencies in areas of hiring, job training, compensation and any privileges meted out to other employees but they are entitled to get other facilities from the all means of public services like communication, amusement, refreshment and so on.

Now, what kind of consideration can they get from the public services- Discount? It may be more than that. The premises of all these kind of services like schools, colleges, restaurants, malls and shopping centers must have the facilities for them within the premises.

One such facility is the handicap parking lots which you can see in almost all the public compounds with handicapped parking signs. The parking lots of these compounds must have special privileges for the disabled because the handicap person may need more space to get down or he may have difficulty in driving very narrow lanes down the parking lots.

Thus, if there are handicapped parking signs, they can easily understand that they need not worry about parking their vehicles and can comfortably drive down the lane. It’s a way to show them that we all care and think of them. That’s why several public places have provisions for them.