Disability Access

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for persons with disabilities.

Transportation to campus

TheBus

Offers program to assist those with mobility devices and discounted disability passes.

TheHandi-Van

Public transit service for persons with disabilities who are unable to use the TheBus.

Private vehicle

Persons with mobility impairment may wish to apply in advance for a Parking Permit for Persons with Disabilities. Also known as a Disability Parking (DP) Permit, this is a removable windshield placard that hangs from a vehicle’s rearview mirror or a special license plate that bears the International Symbol of Access. See below for important University regulations regarding disability parking.

Transportation around campus

Rainbow Shuttle

Free for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Regular campus shuttles are ADA-compliant.

Parking

Locations

Reserved spaces for accessible parking are located throughout the Mānoa campus. Signs displaying the International Symbol of Access identify these spaces.

Access

The display of a valid Disability Parking Permit is required when parking in any space reserved for accessible parking. And the use of any parking space on the Mānoa campus requires the display of the appropriate University Parking Permit, Pass, Daily Parking Ticket, or the display of a Federal, State, or City government license plate.

For accessible parking spaces, BOTH a DP Permit and the University permit/pass must be displayed while the vehicle is parked.

Zone Permit/Pass Allows Access To
Employee Surface: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 09, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 21, 25

Student: 08S, 20S, 21S, 22S, 25S

Any space reserved for persons with disabilities and any regular permit space (white stalls) on Mānoa campus (excludes Kakaʻako lots).
Employee Structure: 20 Any space reserved for persons with disabilities and any regular permit space in the Zone 20 parking structure.
MM and MMS Any space reserved for persons with disabilities and any regular permit space (white stalls) on Mānoa campus (excludes Kakaʻako lots).
Daily Visitor Parking Ticket – Requires purchase of ticket from automated Pay Stations Any space reserved for persons with disabilities and any regular permit space (white stalls) on Mānoa campus (excludes Kakaʻako lots).
Special Parking Pass (pre-purchased by a University Department for the visitor) Any space reserved for persons with disabilities and any regular permit space (white stalls) on Mānoa campus (excludes Kakaʻako lots).
Motorcycle/Moped Pass Any space reserved for persons with disabilities and any moped/motorcycle lot on Mānoa campus (excludes Kakaʻako lots).
Evening Permit Any space in Zone 20 parking structure after 1:30pm and any regular permit space (white stalls) on Mānoa campus (excludes Kakaʻako lots) after 4:00pm.

UHM’s KOKUA Program has additional information on accessible arrangements for students with disabilities.

Special Events or other circumstances may close parking areas or restrict access to certain lots. Alternate parking areas will be provided to accommodate vehicles displaced by the special event.

ADA Compliance and Enforcement

The use of a reserved space for accessible parking requires compliance with University of Hawaiʻi Parking Regulations. The Policy regarding accessible parking complies with Federal and State requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Parking officers are authorized to issue a citation with a fine to any vehicle operator or vehicle parking in a reserved space for accessible parking without a valid placard or special license plate for accessible parking displayed. Parking Officers may also request proper identification of any person utilizing a reserved space for accessible parking to determine the valid use of a placard or special plate for accessible parking.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation regarding a disability, please contact the following:

Employees: please contact your Human Resources staff or the Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Office at 956-7077.
Students: please contact the KOKUA Program at 956-8093.