Sign Language Interpreting

The Disability Services Office (DS) provides sign language interpreting (SLI) services to qualified students by hiring, scheduling and coordinating qualified interpreters to interpret for all scheduled classes and academically related events (i.e. field trips, meeting with professors, in-class exams, etc.). The DS will service as a resource for other campus organizations and groups regarding sign language interpreting services and will maintain a list of qualified sign language interpreters.

NEW STUDENTS
Students, who are requesting sign language interpreting services for their in-person courses, must complete the online application through ACCESS off the DS website.  Once determined a reasonable accommodation after the meeting with the Director, students will need to login to ACCESS to make their accommodation requests.
***All students requesting SLI services are strongly encouraged to request services right after registering for their courses.  Minimally, the DSO requests notice 4-6 weeks prior to the start of the term to be able to secure interpreters (local/regional and/or remote). Students are responsible for letting the DSO know if there are any changes to their schedule. ***

RETURNING STUDENTS
Since students have priority registration to help the DSO secure interpreters, students should login to ACCESS to request their accommodations right after they register.  Through ACCESS, students are responsible for letting the DSO know if there are any changes to their schedule.
***All students requesting SLI services are strongly encouraged to request services right after registering for their courses.  Minimally, the DSO requests notice 4-6 weeks prior to the start of the term to be able to secure interpreters (local/regional and/or remote). Students are responsible for letting the DSO know if there are any changes to their schedule. *** 

REQUEST INTERPRETING SERVICES OUTSIDE OF A CLASS SCHEDULE
To request an interpreter for an activity outside of the class schedule, a student should give a 72-hour notice so there is time to secure a qualified interpreter. For academic related events, student should login to ACCESS to submit a custom request. Requesting-Interpreter-for-Non-Class-Events  
For other campus activities (student organizations, programs and activities), please contact the organization identified on the program/flyer.
 
Students who utilize sign language interpreting services must abide by the following:
  • Students must notify the DS if any changes in schedule (dropping or adding a class).
  • Student should notify the DS if class is canceled or if the student will not be attending class.
  • If the student is not in the class, the interpreter will wait 20 minutes and then leave.
  • If the interpreter is not in class, please contact the DS office. If there is a situation where the interpreter is unable to attend class, the student will be notified and can determine if the student will stay in the class or leave.
  • If the student does not notify the DS of absences, interpreting services can be canceled. To reestablish services, the student will need to meet with the director of DS.