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.
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