Disability Services - Accommodations
Closed Captioning at the Stadium
Live closed captioning at Angel Stadium will be provided through the MLB Ballpark App.
SAC recommends attendees to download the MLB Ballpark before arriving at the ceremony if they plan to use the closed captioning service.
At the end of the Commencement ceremony, there will be a brief (less than 1 minute) fireworks display involving bright colors and loud sounds that may trigger symptoms for some individuals with photosensitive epilepsy, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Autism Spectrum Disorder, or other conditions. Attendees who are concerned that this may occur should consider the following options:
Make sure all members of your group are aware in advance that a brief fireworks display will be provided
Wear polarized sunglasses
Look away from the fireworks
Bring and wear earplugs/noise-canceling headphones (or cover your ears)
Take your prescribed medication before the event
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I request accommodation for the stadium? Can I get the accommodations tickets online?
- Please contact the DSPS Office at (714) 564-6295 or email DSPS@sac.edu by May 30th to request graduate or guest accommodations for the ceremony. Accommodation tickets will be distributed in-person the week of May 15th during Grad Fair; accommodation tickets will not be available online.
Will we be allowed to bring guests?
Will there be seating available for graduates who may need accessible or disability-related seating options?
Yes, accessible seating will be available for graduates, so please contact the DSPS Office at (714) 564-6295 or email DSPS@sac.edu by May 30th to make arrangements. You will need to arrive a bit earlier at the stadium on the day of the ceremony. A companion or assigned staff person will be allowed to stay with the graduate. Guest companions must have a commencement ticket to be in attendance.
Will there be seating available for guests who may need accessible or disability-related seating options?
Yes, ADA guest tickets will be available upon request of the graduate at the Grad Fair. A companion will be allowed to stay with the guest in the accessible seating area. Both guest and companion must have a commencement ticket to be in attendance. Thus, one (1) ADA ticket for the person who needs the accommodation + one (1) ticket for the companion.
Will American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters be provided?
Will Assisted Listening Devices be provided?
Is there accessible parking?
Are service animals allowed at the ceremonies?
In keeping with U.S. ADA regulations, people with disabilities may use a dog that is trained to do work or perform tasks for the guest. The work or tasks performed by the service animal must be directly related to the guest's disability. As such, animals that solely provide emotional support or companionship to a guest will not be permitted inside the ballpark.
What recommendations do you have for guests with Autism?
The primary issue that tends to arise for guests on the Autism spectrum is how to address the possibility that they will become over-stimulated or anxious the large crowds and loud noises that will be present. Here are several ways you can help support these guests before and during Commencement: