Office of Disability Rights

The Denver Office of Disability Rights (DODR) is an integral part/division of the Agency for Human Rights & Community Relations. As on of America's most accessible cities, one of the primary purposes of our office is to coordinate and spearhead the City of Denver’s efforts to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Our role is to ensure that all City services and programs are accessible to people with disabilities. We also provides informal guidance and resources as it relates to accessibility, and ADA to the private sector, by providing insight and information regarding the city's services, programs and activities.

For questions or concerns pertaining to compliance with laws under the American with Disabilities Act, please contact:
Denver Office of Disability Rights
Phone: 720-913-8492
TTY: 720-913-8482

Learn more about the American with Disabilities Act Guidelines.

Please call the Denver Housing Authority at 720-932-3005 and they can assist you in locating accessible/low cost housing.

If you want to file a complaint under the American with Disabilities Act, please contact the Department of Justice (DOJ) at 1-800-514-0301 or visit their website.

Obtaining a sign language interpreter

For City and County of Denver business or events call the city's sign language interpreter, at least three (3) business days notice prior to your appointment or event.

Sign language classes

The Denver Office of Disability Rights offers classes in sign language, levels 1-3 to City employees.  
Check back for a list of classes.

Lorrie Kosinski
Phone: 720-913-8487
TTY: 720-913-8484

The Commission for People with Disabilities meets the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at 201 W. Colfax, Dept. 1102. 
Because of holidays, bad weather, etc. please call, prior to attending, to confirm. A sign language interpreter can be provided upon request with three (3) business days notice. 

All of the Commission meetings are open to the public. For more information please call 720-913-8480, or TTY at 720-913-8484. For information about our other commissions please visit our Human Rights and Community Planning Commissions page.

ADA Grievances

Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) the City & County of Denver is required to make city facilities, services and programs accessible to people with disabilities and in compliance with the ADA.

If you feel that you have not been able to access Denver City government because of an accessibility issues, or have been discriminated against based on your disability, please fill out the ADA Grievance Form and submit to our office. You may mail or fax the form back to our office:

Denver Office of Disability Rights
201 W. Colfax Avenue, Dept 1102
Denver, CO 80202
Fax: 720-913-8470. 

Any form submitted whether through regular mail or fax must be signed. Your complaint will be investigated and you will be contacted with the results, or how to further proceed. This form and process are designed to provide you with the opportunity to quickly and effectively resolve any issue(s) as they relate to the ADA and the City of Denver. For organizations or businesses outside the City’s responsibility please contact the Department of Justice at 1-800-514-0301. 

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Contact the Office of Disability Rights

Aisha Rousseau, Ph.D., CRC – Director

201 West Colfax Avenue,
Dept. 1102 - 2nd Floor
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: (720) 913-8485
TTY: 720-913-8475
Fax: 720-913-8470

Denver 311 Help Center
Call 3-1-1
Outside Denver Call (720)913-1311
Emergencies: 911 
TTY Service: 720-913-8479