[Athen] Kinda off topic question

Hunziker, Dawn A - (hunziker) hunziker at arizona.edu
Wed Oct 21 19:47:58 PDT 2020

Hi Bryon,

The University of Arizona has held our Commencement Ceremony on our football field for the past several years. We put out RFPs to have a "false floor" placed over the football field to protect it from the stage, cranes/forklifts as well as the shoes and heels and to ensure access for wheelchair users. I have RFP language and details "The University seeks floor protection rental with supervisor to install a heavy duty system capable of fork lift / crane traffic along with staging support while protecting a synthetic football playing surface underneath.... Armor Deck 3 with a strength rating of ~45k lbs. per sq. ft. or equivalent material..."

If you'd like more information, please let me know and I'll get you in contact with someone who can give you more information.


Dawn Hunziker
IT Accessibility Consultant, Sr. | Disability Resources
The University of Arizona | hunziker at arizona.edu<mailto:hunziker at arizona.edu>
drc.arizona.edu<http://drc.arizona.edu/> | itaccessibility.arizona.edu<http://itaccessibility.arizona.edu/>

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Hi all,

My campus is in the early stages of planning a live / virtual graduation for our fall semester graduates. The ceremony is initially being planned on one of our large outdoor areas with social distancing and mask use enforced. The area is a grass "field-type" set up, accessible to games, interactions, etc. An upcoming graduate who uses a wheelchair expressed their concern about navigating the grassy area and a female student also mentioned concerns about her shoes getting stuck in the location (she prefers to wear high heels). Does anyone have any suggestions of a surface cover that may address these concerns?

As I mentioned in the subject line - "kinda off topic question."



Bryon Kluesner, RhD
Adaptive Technology Coordinator
Disability Resource Center
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
117 University Center
Chattanooga, TN 37403
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