Kelly Buckland (left), of the National Council on Independent Living, at a Monday hearing at D.C. city hall, discusses the Accessible Parking Amendment Act of 2012, which would designate 1,800 parking spaces with red-top meters for the disabled. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Kelly Buckland (left), of the National Council on Independent Living, at a Monday hearing at D.C. city hall, discusses the Accessible Parking Amendment Act of 2012, which would designate 1,800 parking spaces with red-top meters for the disabled. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)