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Academic Ceremonies - December Commencement

Deaf and Disability Accommodation Requests

Deaf and Disability Accommodation Requests

The University of Vermont’s 212th Commencement Ceremony is fully accessible and includes use of CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) and ASL interpreters. There is no designated 'special seating' or 'disabled seating' section. Seating is open and available on a first come, first served basis. All seats are accessible. Jumbo screens are positioned at the venue so even those furthest away from the stage will have a good view of the ceremony.

Deaf and Disability Accommodation Requests

Participants or guests with disabilities and those who are Visually Impaired, Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Deaf-Blind may make arrangements for accommodations for parking, seating, amplification, captioning, interpreters, large print or Braille, by completing the online Deaf and Disability Accommodation Request Form.

If you have questions or need assistance completing this form, please contact Sharon Mone in the ACCESS office at (802) 656-7841 (voice) for assistance.

ASL Interpreters and Live Captioning

ASL interpreters and live captioning (CART: Communication Access Realtime Translation) will be provided at the December Commencement Ceremony. Should you or your family have additional ASL interpreting or captioning requests, please complete the online Deaf and Disability Accommodation Request Form.

If you have questions or need assistance completing this form, please contact Sharon Mone in the ACCESS office at (802) 656-7841 (voice) for assistance.

Seating Assistance

Please consider your mobility needs for the day. UVM will have a limited number of wheelchairs available to transport individuals between the venue’s main entrance and their seat (please note, guests will not be able to remain in the transport wheelchair as UVM is unable to provide a wheelchair for all-day use). At the end of the ceremony, please locate an usher to return with a wheelchair for assistance. If a wheelchair is needed for the full day, we recommend checking with local area vendors for availability. For other accommodations and requests, please complete the online Deaf and Disability Accommodation Request Form.

In order to provide you with the best possible service, please make your arrangements as far in advance of December Commencement as possible.

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