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October 14, 2019
For paving contractors, it is important to know the laws on handicapped spaces and accessibility. There are laws in place that require certain considerations for those with physical impairments. Knowing what kind of paint striping machines equipment and associated tools you will need ahead of the job will save time.
In 1990, the federal government passed a sweeping reform bill aimed at helping a specific group of people. The goal was to better assist handicapped individuals and to make it illegal to discriminate against them. The Americans with Disabilities Act set forth many rules to impose accessibility requirements on public buildings. Those rules included a set of regulations for parking lots. So, what are the ADA requirements for parking lots?
For everyone, building access begins in the parking lot. To be compliant with the ADA, there must be a certain amount of handicapped spaces available. The amount needed depends on the total number of spaces that the lot or parking garage has. Every lot must have a minimum of one handicap accessible space. There must be at least one handicapped space per every six spaces, and they have to be large enough for a van.
Four main factors qualify a parking space as handicap accessible.
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