The University of Rochester recognizes that individuals with disabilities may need parking related accommodations to allow them to access the buildings in which they work, live and study. For these community members, the U of R provides disability parking accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended (ADA AA) and other relevant laws.
Requesting a Parking Accommodation
To request a parking related accommodation please follow the instruction for and complete the Application for Temporary or Permanent Disability Parking or Student Transportation Assistance.
Please note that the medical information provided by your healthcare provider in support of your application must demonstrate:
- A direct link between the underlying condition and the requested accommodation
- Has a description of the functional limitations of the disabling condition as they relate to the major life activity impacted by the diagnosis
- It is important that the documentation also includes the diagnosis, the history of onset, methods used to determine the diagnosis and the suggested accommodation.
If approval includes a shuttle option, all of our shuttles are handicap accessible, and are equipped with a wheel-chair lift. The larger shuttles are also low floor and have only one step. If negotiating steps is difficult, the lift can be activated to assist boarding and un-boarding of the shuttle.
Temporary or Closer-in Disability Parking Assignments
Approval for temporary or permanent closer-in parking or transportation assignments will be based on a review of medical documentation that establishes the existence of a temporary or permanent ambulatory impairment. Should approval be granted, the individual will be assigned a mobility accommodation consistent with the University of Rochester Equal Opportunity Compliance Office and Department of Transportation and Parking Management policies. Should you be approved to park in a parking lot that is close to your destination or in a disability parking area, a temporary permit will be issued. When the period of eligibility for temporary parking assignment has expired, the individual is required to return to their original parking assignment.
If you are requesting authorization to park in a University designated disability parking space, it is your responsibility to obtain a New York State Handicapped Parking designator through your local municipality.
Failure to do so may result in a parking citation if you park in a designated disability space in an employee or student parking lot without both a municipality issued Disability Parking placard and a parking permit from the Department of Transportation and Parking.
Only those with both a NYS Handicapped Parking permit and a parking permit from the Department of Transportation and Parking will be permitted to park in Handicapped Designated spaces.
Student Disability Transportation
The University of Rochester provides on-campus transportation for enrolled students that need disability transportation while on-campus. Any student with a permanent or temporary disability will need to follow the same assessment process indicated above for disability parking.
When a determination is made that a student needs on-campus transportation, the student will be contacted and arrangements made to provide pick-up and drop-off at designated stops and times.