Admit it. We’ve all parked in the handicapped place when we shouldn’t have at least once. In my case, I just needed to run into the grocery store for one thing real quick! Or maybe there weren’t any other parking places at a busy event venue.
What would you do if a hologram popped up in that handicapped parking space your non-disabled self was trying to park in? I think I’d probably freak out, just like the people in the video. It definitely brings home the message, “Go park somewhere else!”
I was discussing this with a disabled patient today. She felt like it was a good idea, but had something to add. She was wishing there was a bit of education and perhaps a hologram too of someone with an “invisible disease.” She says she gets dirty looks when she uses her placard to park in handicapped places, because she “has legs.” Not all disabilities are obvious!