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ADA Accommodations

Information for Graduates and Guests with Special Needs


Graduates will be asked during the registration process to identify any special accommodations that may be needed to participate fully in the commencement ceremony. There are ramps leading to the stage on both sides to accommodate wheelchairs and anyone who is unable to negotiate stairs. Sign language interpreters can be arranged as needed. If you would like to speak with the commencement coordinator about special arrangements for the ceremony, please email



Reserved seating is available for guests in wheelchairs as well as those who are hearing or vision impaired. A sign language interpreter will be present during the ceremony. Each graduate may request up to eight (8) ADA tickets during the registration process. The ADA seating section is located to the left of the graduates as you are facing the stage.

Indoor seating is available in the Tivoli Turnhalle where the ceremony will be livestreamed for those who wish to be out of the elements during the event.

Real-Time Captioning: All spoken information during the ceremony will be captioned and made available to follow along in real time from a personal, mobile device.  To access this service and follow along during the ceremony, open the browser on your mobile device and enter the following website:​.

Please note that data rates from your personal device may apply.  Wi-Fi is not available during the ceremony.  
Captioning Services provided by: Visible Voices, Inc.
Designated handicapped parking is available in the 7th Street Garage. A parking pass issued by the commencement office or a valid state-issued handicapped placard is required. All disability parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you have already registered and need to request ADA tickets, please email Requests will be filled as space allows.

​Wheelchairs and scooters are not available for rent on the Auraria Campus. Click here for a list of local medical equipment rental companies. The attached list is for information purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by the University of Colorado Denver.


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