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Connecticut Handicapped Parking Signs

ADA Compliant Connecticut Department Of Transportation’s Disabled Parking Signs

When it comes to handicap access and accessible spaces, there are regulations in your state that govern which Handicap Parking Signs need to be clearly displayed to point the way for disabled drivers. Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) follows the federal requirements for handicap parking sign compliance. The State of Connecticut DOT follows the regulations set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to list the proper signage necessary for any and all handicap stalls. Connecticut disabled parking space placards shall include the International Symbol of Accessibility (ISA) on white reflective material. Vehicle parking stalls designating van accessible parking spaces with a striped access aisle should be marked with the description of “van accessible”. The Connecticut modified R7-8 sign and the Van Accessible R7-8A sign can be mounted onto a u-channel post, square post or be affixed onto the building as long as they are in front of the handicap parking stall. The MUTCD compliant R7-8 sign for Connecticut disabled parking comes with the minimum fine stated at the bottom so that any violators would be aware of the consequences of parking in a handicap parking stall without a valid placard. We also have available for all versions of Connecticut’s handicap parking signage, the Dynamic Accessibility Symbol (Active Wheelchair), which has been introduced into Connecticut State’s legislation as the current handicap symbol of choice.

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The Adoption of the Active Wheelchair Symbol For Connecticut Disabled Parking Signs

Presently, in Connecticut and New York State, you are required to display the active wheelchair symbol in place of the International Symbol of Accessibility. With the new dynamic symbol of accessibility, the pictogram is of a person leaning forward in a wheelchair to mimic movement instead of a person sitting upright in a wheelchair. This innovative design is just as identifiable as the traditional one of the ISA and has the same meaning, so there is no confusion for disabled people with the change. Also, the words “handicap” and “handicapped” are eliminated on these signs, and in their place, the word “accessible” is to be used instead. With all this being said, we advise you to consult with a local CASp inspector to learn if this style of the ADA Active Wheelchair Symbol is the right choice for your location since the ADA still does not deem the Connecticut or the New York Active Wheelchair Signs as being compliant with its regulations in place of the ISA.

What Is The Purpose Of The ADA In Regards To Connecticut’s Handicap Parking Signs

Any facility offering parking for employees or visitors must provide accessible parking for people with disabilities. Handicapped residents of Connecticut, or any state for that matter, deserve the same high quality of life as non-disabled residents. The Americans with Disabilities Act helps to ensure that parking areas for schools, the workplace, recreation areas, shopping malls and all public facilities be open and accessible to anyone who wishes to visit them. Accessibility is the key focus for the ADA. By designing and marking special parking spots to be available to those with disabilities, the ADA is making the lives of the handicapped much easier to navigate through. The State of Connecticut’s Department of Transportation has a goal to ensure full accessibility, great quality of life and safety for any and all residents of Connecticut.

What Is Accessible Parking And What’s The Purpose Of A Van Access Aisle?

An accessible parking space consists of a vehicle parking stall marked by a reserved handicap sign and handicap symbol painted on the asphalt inside the vehicle space. You may also see a handicap parking space with a striped access aisle which is designated for accessible vehicles to be able to unload any disabled passengers who use a wheelchair. These “Van Accessible” parking spots allow for a lightweight ramp for side-entry to unload and load freely without obstruction, making for an easy entry and exit. Wheelchair accessible vehicles are manufactured to offer ease of access for wheelchair and scooter users. For this reason, it is absolutely important to keep that space clear of obstructions at all times. To comply with Connecticut State law and avoid fines, please be sure that there are no shopping carts, parked motorcycles or vehicles, trash, foliage, snow or any other obstacles occupying the access aisle that may prevent wheelchair users from using your van accessible parking spots.

We Manufacture Our Signs Using High-End Materials and Premium-quality manufacturing processes

STOPSignsAndMore constructs our Federal and Connecticut Handicap sign designs with rustproof, heavy-duty aluminum and reflective sheeting from 3M. The surface of the sheet aluminum is cleaned, deoxidized, and coated with a light and tightly adherent chromate conversion coating, free of powdery residue. We use 5052-H38 sheet aluminum in .063 or .080 gauges pre-treated in accordance to ASTM Designation: B449. All of our Aluminum signs come ready for mounting, with pre-drilled holes at the top and bottom for easy installation.

We also install federally approved fonts using high quality 3M reflective materials and 3M fade-resistant inks. All of our signage offerings are rated by 3M to last for up to seven years without any fading. To increase the lifespan of your signage, you can request that we add the 3M Protective Overlay Film (POF). With this film, you can DOUBLE the lifespan of your signs up to 14 years. Our 3M protective overlay film protects sign faces against fading caused by the sun and other harsh weather conditions. The Protective Overlay Film (POF) also helps you to remove graffiti, paint or other markings of vandalism easier without the necessity of abrasive cleaners or devices.

STOPSignsAndMore fully understands the importance of posting a durable Connecticut Disabled Parking Sign. We are committed to producing for you the highest quality signage at affordable prices guaranteed to make a great first impression. Browse through our selection below to discover the ones that will best suit your location. Contact us via email at [email protected] or by calling (888) 931-1793 if you require any additional information or if you would like to place your order over the phone.

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