Disability Related Accommodations

How to Request Accommodations

To request accommodations in advance, have your graduate indicate your needs when they complete the Graduate Participation Form. Please note, only graduates have access to the request form.

Should you need to speak to anyone regarding your request, the friendly staff at the Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy (CDHP) are available to assist you:

LaDonna Cash
Administrative Associate
CDHP/AARC
(909) 469-5492

WesternU's commencement assistants will be on site and available to assist you with the following:

  • Wheelchair Assistance: Wheelchairs will be on site for those who may need them, and seating has been reserved for wheelchair access. Staff will be available to help you to your seat should you or your guests need assistance
  • Family Hooders Who Require Assistance: The section of the auditorium reserved for family hooders is at the top of a long flight of stairs. If you are unable to ascend or descend stairs easily, you can ask to be seated on the main floor
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Reserved seating has been set aside for anyone needing a sign language interpreter. Captioning and assistive listening devices can also be made available upon request
  • Blind/Visually Impaired: Seating arrangements can be made for anyone with a visual impairment
  • Other Needs: If you need other disability related accommodations we will be happy to work with you