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ADA Resources for Effective Communication

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: 

Ann Foster

Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deafblind, Speech Disabilities 

Professional Sign Language Interpreting – PSLI

Phone: 303-920-7330
Fax: 303-920-7335
PO Box 33557 Northglenn, CO 80233‚Äč

Purple Communications

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
Phone: 303-321-6772

Caption Colorado

Provider of real-time television captioning around the US, as well as live sporting events, business and educational settings, on-site and remote captioning.
Phone: 800-278-4822

Caption First

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.
Voicemail: 800-825-5234 

Relay Colorado 711

Voicemail: 800-676-3777 
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.

Visible Voices

Voicemail/Phone: 720-838-3737 
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

VZP Digital

Phone:  720-482-4012. 
Real-Time Captioning, Interpreting, ASL, CART, Translation, Post-Production Captioning and Subtitles, Audio Descriptions.

Human and AI Solutions

Braille Services

Colorado Center for the Blind

Phone:  303.778.1130
Fax:  303.778.1598

Braille Works

Braille, large print, Audio recording, 
Phone: 1-800-258-7544

Advocacy for People with Disabilities

General Disability Resources | Ability Connection Colorado

801 Yosemite Street Denver, CO 80230
Phone: 303.691.9339  
Fax: 303.691.0846

Developmental Disabilities Resource Center

11177 West 8th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: 303-233-3363

Atlantis ADAPT

Atlantis Community, Inc.
201 S. Cherokee Street, Unit 100
Denver CO 80223
Phone: 303-733-9324
Toll-Free: 877-262-6525

DRCOG Aging and Disability Resources Center for Colorado (ADRC)

Information and Assistance, Options Counseling
Phone: 303-480-6700

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC)

The Empire Building
1385 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 610-A
Denver, CO. 80222
Phone: 303-839-1775