Per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), people who are deaf and hard of hearing and people who have difficulty with normal communication methods are a protected class. Therefore, they are entitled to effective communication and equal access to all government programs, services, and events (ADA, Title II). Communication with someone who has a disability must be as effective as someone without a disability. Effective communication access will often mean the provision of an auxiliary aid or service such as an interpreter, open captioning via Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART), or an assistive listening device (ALD) for sound amplification. If you cannot find the needed resources from this list please contact Arvada’s ADA Coordinator:
Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deafblind, Speech Disabilities
Professional Sign Language Interpreting – PSLI
Sign language interpretation, CART, Video Remote Interpreting (VRI): 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
Same-day service, Emergency and rush service
Request an interpreter: 866-669-7707
Provider of real-time television captioning around the US, as well as live sporting events, business and educational settings, on-site and remote captioning.
Serves individuals and organizations by providing communication access, CART, Captioning and TTY Relay Services converting the spoken word into the written word, anytime and anywhere.
Relay Colorado 711
Speech-to-Speech: 1-877-787-1989 TTY: 800-676-3777
Free service for people with hearing or speech loss to communicate with standard telephone users.
Provides CART services in a variety of settings for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Offers onsite CART, Projected CART, and Remote CART services
Colorado Center for the Blind
Braille, large print, Audio recording,
Advocacy for People with Disabilities
General Disability Resources | Ability Connection Colorado
801 Yosemite Street Denver, CO 80230
Developmental Disabilities Resource Center
11177 West 8th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80215
Atlantis Community, Inc.
201 S. Cherokee Street, Unit 100
Denver CO 80223
DRCOG Aging and Disability Resources Center for Colorado (ADRC)
Information and Assistance, Options Counseling
Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC)
The Empire Building
1385 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 610-A
Denver, CO. 80222
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