Honor the Spot

 

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Do you promise to honor the spot by leaving the handicap parking spot open for those who really need it?

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When you pledge to Honor the Spot, Paralyzed Veterans of America will send you a basket of digital goodies so you can show that you support disabled Americans and their civil rights. Sign the pledge to see what’s inside!

 

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PVA icon   What is "Honor the Spot"?

 

In honor of PVA’s 75th anniversary and all of its Veteran founders who fought tirelessly for greater accessibility, Honor the Spot is a national campaign to raise awareness of the seemingly innocent acts that people commit that have a detrimental impact on the everyday lives of people with disabilities. Every day, able-bodied people take handicap parking spots for “just a minute” often oblivious to the difficulties they have now placed on a paralyzed Veteran or other disabled individuals.


Handicap parking signs with excuses

Last year, a Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) survey found that our members face many accessibility challenges in their communities. Parking, unsurprisingly, was one of the biggest issues. In 2018, a similar Accessible Parking Coalition survey found that:
  • 85% of disabled Americans struggled to find accessible parking in their communities.
  • Over 50% decided not to take a trip because of concerns about finding parking.
We can’t let our Veterans and fellow Americans miss out on eating out with their family, going to see friends, or attending meaningful events over something as simple as a parking space. Read more about the struggles disabled Veterans face as well as the importance of this campaign in this Paraplegia News Magazine article.
 

PVA icon   5 Tips

That you can follow to Honor the Spot:

It’s time to stop the discrimination and honor the handicap parking spot. But this mission cannot be accomplished by PVA alone. All Americans can help by:

 

  1. Acknowledging paralyzed Veterans and people with disabilities and recognizing how we can all ensure their basic civil rights;
     
  2. Saving designated spaces for people with disabilities - not blocking accessible parking spots and ramp cut outs, or misusing handicapped placards;
     
  3. Signing PVA’s “Honor the Spot” pledge to show your commitment to fighting for accessibility by leaving handicapped spaces open for those who need them;
     
  4. Supporting PVA’s lawmaking work in Washington, DC though a donation or by signing up for VoterVoice.
     
  5. Helping spread the word to others in hopes of creating a more inclusive, accessible world for everyone.