Berkeley Lab

Accessibility Resources

If you or your guest has a disability or other requirement that needs an accommodation in order to access and use Berkeley Lab’s facilities, programs or services please see the frequently asked questions below for the type of access and contact information for those who can help.

What are the parking options for a visitor with limited mobility or mobility issues?

Other than general parking, there are three options for parking spots, all of which can be reserved through the Lab’s Visitor Pass System.

  1. Blue Triangle – this will allow the visitor to park in any open blue triangle spot which are often closer to buildings, but it does not reserve any specific spot
  2. Reserved – Many parking lots have reservable spots. The request is made through the Visitor Pass system and then coordinated with Security Operations and Facilities to put up the reserved signs. Be sure to request reserved spots well in advance to assure availability.
  3. Barricaded:
    1. Requesting a barricaded spot requires a PID and allows you to reserve any parking spot in a lot.
    2. The cost is based on labor rates, but it’s approximately $100 for 1-4 reserved spots. Setting up the barricades is coordinated by Security Operations and Facilities.
    3. You can request the barricade to be placed in a specific lot or you can indicate a specific spot within the parking lot. All requests and instructions should be explained in the “Other Instructions” box.
    4. The parking lots are all numbered – please use this map to indicate the lot you want
  4. Questions about parking spots? Please contact Security Operations at 486-6999.

Can I reserve an ADA designated accessible parking space?

  • No, designated accessible/ADA parking spaces cannot be reserved for use by a specific individual or group.
  • However, people with a disabled person’s parking placard from the California Department of Motor Vehicles can park in any available disabled or blue triangle parking spot.
  • Instead, you can request a reserved or barricaded spot as close to the meeting location as possible.
  • Map of all Designated Accessible Parking spaces at Berkeley Lab main site.

Can the LBL shuttles accommodate someone who uses a wheelchair or other wheeled mobility device?

  • Most LBNL shuttle vehicles can accommodate wheelchairs or similar devices.
  • Our shuttle drivers are trained to assist riders with mobility issues.
  • Questions about the shuttle? Please contact, 510-486-4165
  • Shuttle Bus website

Does the lab have assistive listening devices?

How do I hire an ALS interpreter?

  • Several divisions have used Deaf Services Unlimited as an interpretation service in the past and they are set up as vendor in our procurement system.
  • For a quote for services, please call 855-668-5755.
  • Once you have received a quote you can submit a requisition in the procurement system.
  • If you have questions about the requisition process, please work with your division administrator or contact procurement at
  • Please note that the requisition process can take several weeks so plan ahead.

Where are the gender-inclusive restrooms located?

Where are the lactation rooms located?

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