About Us

Accessible Denver is the web site created by a partnership of concerned citizens and city personnel, disabled and non-disabled. It is designed to provide you with the information that can help you plan a wonderful visit to our city.

 

You will find a variety of resources listed and travel tips to help you enjoy all that Denver has to offer people with disabilities and their families.

Business Listings
Browse our listings and linkages to become familiar with what we offer here but realize that this site will be a “work in progress” for some time to come. For the moment we have focused our attention on businesses and services that are located downtown or are specialized disability-related services available close by. Any business or organizations that are omitted are absent in error or are located beyond downtown Denver. Suggested listings are welcomed.

You are encouraged to give us your feedback about the site and what features you would like to see added. To contact us, please see the Comments/Feedback section on the Home Page. Most of all, let the businesses know that you found them on our web site, and if you have never visited Denver, come spend some time with us. You will be glad you did.

Our Supporters
This web site is the result of the financial and staff support of volunteers, organizations, and the City and County of Denver. 
 
Our thanks go to the following:
  • Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee
  • Denver Center for the Performing Arts
  • St. Barnabas Episcopal Parish-Denver

 

  • Agency for Human Rights and Community Relations (HR/CR):
    Lucia Guzman , Executive Director
    Loretta Martinez , Operations Manager
  • Denver Office of Disability Rights:
    Edward Neuberg, ADA Compliance Officer
    Lorrie Kosinski , Sign Language Interpreter
    Dale Coski , Program Administrator
  • Denver Commission for People with Disabilities:
    Dawn Russell, Chairperson
  • City of Denver Internet Technology Department:
    Chani Goering, Webmaster
  • We are also grateful for the financial support of the following individuals:
    Julie Farrar
    Claudia Folska
    Rae Garrett
    Vickie Garrett
    Karen Hagan
    Jim Hunsicker
    Charles Moldonado
    Gary Van Dorn

 

Accessible Denver Committee
The design and information in this web site are the result of a considerable effort by members and friends of the Commission for People with Disabilities:
 
Credit for the writing and list preparation  go to Linda Andre, a licensed social worker in private practice; Karen Hagen, Marketing Consultant; Curtis Garrett, Recreation Coordinator of Community Recreation for the Denver Department of Parks and Recreation; Kirk Petersen, Director of Ticket Services at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts:  Joseph Beaver, now a delegate to the Democratic National Convention; Lorrie Kosinski and Dale Coski, staff members in the Denver Office for Disability Rights.
 
The group photograph was taken by Committee Secretary Gary Van Dorn, a Federal Government employee. Other photos were obtained by John Anderson, who owns the local franchise of Wheelchair Getaways, and Edward Neuberg, Director of the Office of Disability Rights.
 
In addition to all of the above, Matthew Miller Recreation Therapist in the Special Needs Program for the Denver Department of Parks and Recreation,contributed important input on the final design and materials in the web site.
 
Loretta Martinez, of the Agency for Human Rights/Community Relations and  Edward Neuberg supplied the logistical support for this project, coordinating and helping manage the progress to an operational web site.
 
Mary Morris, a former programmer, stepped in at the 12th hour to assist our web designer, Xiren, in formatting and developing data bases and teach our chairman to talk computerese.
 
Our Chairman is William Lundgren, a psychotherapist in private practice, who developed the idea of an access guide for visitors with disabilities several years ago and kept working on it until it became a reality, raising funds, editing, shaping it and, with the help of the committee,  giving it life.
 
Committee members who also currently serve as members of the Denver Commission for People with Disabilities include: John Anderson, Karen Hagen (Treasurer), Gary Van Dorn (Secretary), Matthew Miller, and William Lundgren.

Denver Commission for People with Disabilities
The Denver Commission for People with Disabilities was established by City ordinance in 1978 to advocate for the rights of people with disabilities.  The 17 member body is appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council.   Its stated mission is: to promote and enhance equality for people with disabilities through empowerment, advocacy and education.The Commission works with community members, City and County of Denver officials and employees who have the ability to affect change.

The Accessible Denver Committee

Front row: Joseph Beaver, Linda Andre. Back row: Gary Van Dorn, William Lundgren & Archie, Kirk Peterson, Curtis Garrett, Matthew Miller, and Edward Neuberg. Missing from photo: John Anderson, Loretta Martinez, and Mary Morris.
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