Persons With Disabilities
Parking access with a state-issued placard
Stanford University complies with all state, federal and local laws regarding equal access for persons with disabilities. Individuals with state-issued disability parking placards (from any state) can park in any marked space on campus. This includes:
- Designated blue disabled-access spaces
- Commuter (‘A’, ‘C’, ‘Z’, etc.) and residential permit spaces (‘ES’, ‘EA’, etc.)
- Visitor pay parking spaces
- Service vehicle spaces
Locations of disability parking throughout campus can be found via the searchable campus map [https://campus-map.stanford.edu] by selecting the Parking & Transportation section and then by checking the "Disabled Parking" box.
Information regarding disability parking at the Stanford Hospitals and Clinics can be found here.
Parking for persons with a temporary disability
If you have a temporary disability, you may apply for a one week “Service Vehicle” courtesy permit from Stanford Transportation. These permits are NOT VALID IN DISABLED PARKING SPACES. To apply, please send a completed Temporary Service Vehicle Permit For Temporary Disabilities (PDF) application form to email@example.com.
Stanford Transportation can only issue one temporary “Service Vehicle” courtesy permit (effective for up to one week) per person per calendar year. If a second "Service Vehicle" courtesy permit is needed within the calendar year, you must submit a second application along with a doctor’s note. “Service Vehicle” permits are valid in ‘Service Vehicle’, ‘Visitor’, commuter ‘A’, ‘C’, and ‘Z’ and residential permit spaces. Please note that posted time limits apply in these spaces. If a permit of longer duration is necessary, please apply to the DMV for a state placard.
Disability Golf (DisGo) Cart Service
Disability Golf (DisGo) Cart Service is a complimentary curb-to-curb transportation service managed by Stanford Transportation. If you are an eligible Stanford student, staff or faculty member with a disability or medical condition, DisGo can provide travel between core campus locations with a vehicle that will accommodate your needs. Service is provided throughout the academic year excluding weekends, holidays and winter break. If you have questions about this service, please call 415.404.1059 during normal business hours.
WHEELCHAIR & MOBILITY ASSISTANCE
All Marguerite shuttles are wheelchair accessible. Please note the driver is responsible for securing passengers.
Some buses are equipped with a kneeling feature that lowers the front end so that the first step is easier to reach. If you have difficulty boarding the bus, ask the driver to lower the front end or deploy the lift or ramp.
The side-facing seats in the front of the bus and/or the first two forward-facing seats are priority seating for seniors or passengers with disabilities. If you need assistance with securing a seat, please ask the driver.
VISUAL IMPAIRMENT ASSISTANCE
When boarding, please notify the driver if assistance is needed in identifying a designated stop. Announcements are made at major stops. A limited amount of Braille/tactile maps of some shuttle routes are available. For more information, please contact the Diversity & Access Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650.725.0326.
Animals are prohibited on Marguerite shuttles, except service animals. The service animal must be under the control of its handler, must be on a leash that does not interfere with other passengers and must be near their owner’s side without blocking aisles.
Stanford is committed to making reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures to ensure full access to its facilities and activities for individuals with disabilities. To make a request for a reasonable modification and/or for questions/concerns, please contact the Diversity & Access Office at email@example.com or 650.725.0326.
- Golf Cart-Type Vehicles: Cart transport for persons with temporary or permanent disabilities
- Disability Access @ Stanford homepage
- Campus Access Guide: Maps and textual descriptions of disability access information for campus venues