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Accommodations/Unique Needs

ADA parking

Accessible parking is available at several locations near the Capitol.

ADA drop-off/pick-up

Individuals can access the ADA drop-off/pick-up by driving south on Cedar Street to Aurora Promenade.  

Reserved ADA sitting area near stage 

An accessible area near the Star Tribune Stage has been reserved for individuals with disabilities (and their guests) who require proximity to the stage or ASL interpreters.  


Feel free to bring your own chair or blanket to enjoy all of the outside events.  Chairs will only be available on Friday, Aug. 11 for the Capitol Blessings and Ribbon Cutting event.   

American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters

ASL interpreters will be available at a number of events throughout the weekend including:

  • All Hotdish Panel lectures
  • Storytime in the Kids Zone each day
  • Several musical performances each day
  • Capitol Tours each day (Friday: 11am, 3pm, 7pm, Sat: 9:30am, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, Sun: 9am, 5pm)  

More information about the Capitol Grand Opening events can be found on our Schedule page.

Listening devices

Volunteers will have several listening devices available for individuals attending Hotdish Panel lectures.

Closed Captioning 

Closed captioning will be provided at Capitol Blessings, Ribbon Cutting, Capitol Workers' Memorial Plaque Dedication and each Hotdish Panel lecture.


Copies of the 3-day schedule of events in Braille can be obtained at the Information Tent and at the Minnesota Society Information Desk .

Information Tent

Volunteers at the information tent can communicate with individuals who are deaf through on-demand video ASL interpreter and through an UbiDou communication device that enables deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people to communicate face to face without any barriers. The device consists of two keyboards and screen devices that allow a deaf and a hearing person to carry on a conversation.

Mother’s Rooms

There are several Mother's Rooms in the Capitol, and a couple more specifically for the Capitol Grand Opening! Specifically, they are at:

Quiet room

A quiet room is available in Room G-19 of the Capitol.

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