Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities at Commencement
PARKING: All MVCC lots will be available for parking in order to gain access to the Jorgensen Athletic and Event Center. Although it has a number of parking spaces set aside for individuals with mobility-related disabilities, those spaces may fill up fairly quickly. To avoid encountering difficulties, individuals with mobility issues who are driving should arrive early; those who drive with someone else can be conveniently dropped off at the entrance of the building to wait while the driver parks his or her vehicle.
GRADUATES WHO CANNOT USE STAIRS: Graduates who cannot use stairs should contact the Disability Services Coordinator (see contact information below) to discuss seating and the awarding of diplomas.
GUEST SEATING: There is an area set aside for wheelchair users. There will be chairs placed in that area so each wheelchair user should be able to sit with one member of his or her group.
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS: Sign Language interpreters will interpret the entire event.
VISIBILITY: The Jorgensen Athletic and Event Center Field House is an enormous facility. Individuals with some degree of vision loss should arrive at the facility early in order to get seating as close as possible to the graduates and the stage.
ALTERNATE FORMAT MATERIALS: Individuals who require large print or other alternate format materials should request these by contacting the Disability Services Coordinator (see contact information below) at least two weeks prior to the ceremony.
QUESTIONS: Contact the Disability Services Coordinator by phone (315-731-5702) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Friday, Dec. 19 at 4 p.m.
Robert R. Jorgensen
1101 Sherman Drive
Utica, NY 13501