Advocates can demand Americans with Disabilities Act enforcement to encourage additional disabled parking spaces and signs at a business, according to Community Tool Box. They also can attract media attention to the problem and engage advocacy groups for people with disabilities.
The U.S. Department of Justice mandates the Americans with Disabilities Act's accessibility requirements for buildings and facilities, states ADA National Network. Title II of the Act regulates the number of parking spots that must be reserved for people with disabilities and states that each must be marked with a sign that includes the international symbol of accessibility.
Despite these regulations, these laws are not always enforced, writes Community Tool Box. Sometimes challenging a business to meet legal standards is sufficient. If the business still fails to comply after confronting them, consider filing a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice, writes ADA National Network.
Advocates can also harness the media to help raise attention to the problem and motivate change, according to Community Tool Box. Using the media adds a human element to the situation and allows people without disabilities to better understand how a lack of accessibility signs hurts society. It can therefore help attract nondisabled advocates to this cause.
Finally, advocates can consider involving advocacy organizations to help make a change. Contact client advocacy protection services, and seek help from any local disability rights center, suggests Community Tool Box. Disability rights centers, which are located in many states, frequently have several lawyers on staff who can help resolve Americans with Disabilities Act violations.