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, andEdward 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.