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Picture from Disability Awareness Festival 2015
Picture from Disability Awareness Festival 2015

Auraria Disability Awareness Festival

DATE:  Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016

TIME: 10:00-2:00

LOCATION: Auraria Campus, Lawrence St. Mall area

About the Festival:

The Disability Awareness Festival (DAF) is an annual, tri-institutional event that focuses on raising awareness for the importance of accessible community and learning environments for individuals with disabilities. This event is the collaborative effort of the following institutions: Community College of Denver’s Accessibility Center, University of Colorado Denver’s Office of Disability Resources & Services, Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Access Center, and Mental Health Center of Denver 2Succeed in Education and Employment.

Originally established in 2000, as Disability Awareness Day, this event has morphed into a much larger event that provides exciting opportunities to learn more about individuals with disabilities, accessible/assistive technology, resources, and more.

Each year the number of vendors/community and campus partnerships continues to grow, and nationally and internationally known entertainers perform/speak (Josh Blue, Henry Butler, Mrs. Ritter). This is a festive day that seeks to increase disability awareness, while also celebrating the achievements of individuals with disabilities.  This year’s event is scheduled for Oct. 4th and is a kick off for October, which is Disability Awareness Month. 

Festival Volunteers Needed

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the festival.  Volunteer roles include assisting with setting up community partner tables, decorationg, working the information booth, along with other activities during the festival.  All volunteers will receive a lunch voucher that can be redeemed with the participating food trucks. 

Please click on the "DAF Volunteer" tab below to sign-up!

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Quick Links to Accommodation Forms


“The Access Center provides leadership to the university community to ensure that qualified students with disabilities have equal access to University programs, services, and activities through academic accommodations and advocacy in order to advance MSU Denver's commitment to inclusive excellence.”


Office Hours

Office location
Plaza Building, Suite 122

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Testing Center
Plaza Building, Suite 124

Summer Testing Hours: 
Monday - Thursday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Or by appointment
Friday by appointment

Contact Information

Main Office: 
Phone: 303-556-8387
Fax: 303-556-6852

Testing Center: 
Phone: 303-556-4315

Maps: Auraria Campus Map

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