NEW YORK--July 11, 2013: Over 37 million Americans are eligible for accessible parking, but the process for securing a parking permit may seem daunting. To make life easier for drivers with a handicap, MyParkingPermit.com has launched an online state-by-state guide for obtaining a handicap parking permit.
“having impaired mobility due to having lost use of one or more lower extremities, or both hands.”
The guide is specially customized with pages for all 50 U.S. states. The guide includes up-to-date, state-specific procedures on how to navigate the permit process. Each page also gauges how easy it is to secure a permit in that state. The bottom of each page displays a checklist of items needed to apply, from the fee to the physician's certification for disability. MyParkingPermit's pages include tips on what to do about lost placards, permit renewals, and where to hang the permit.
Every state has a different set of procedures for an individual to obtain a disabled parking placard. For example, one of California's qualifications for a handicap parking permit is, "having impaired mobility due to having lost use of one or more lower extremities, or both hands." Then the site directs users to a state-specific permit application, fee amount, and expiration and renewal dates. Graphics of compliant handicapped parking signs accompany the text.
"The guide is a handy directory for people with short-term or long-term disabilities, or even for people who are moving," said Conrad Lumm, Director of MyParkingPermit. "It streamlines the process of getting a new parking placard, minimizing aggravation by providing information."
To visit the guide, go to Handicap Parking Permits