Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Services provide American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting, real-time captioning, and assistive listening devices to the campus community.
A phonic ear is available to each student who needs sound amplification while the instructor is lecturing in the classroom. Students may borrow the equipment from the Special Resource Center.
Interpreters sit in front of the class, usually in an area near the instructor. The interpreter signs and mouths what s/he hears and voices what is signed. Interpreters are available for deaf and hard-of-hearing students taking mainstream classes. Students can also request interpreter services for:
Notetakers sit near the deaf or hard-of-hearing students and take notes in the class. The Special Resource Center can help you arrange for notetakers and can provide notetaking materials.
Real-time captioners sit near the students and transcribe what is stated in the classroom via the use of stenographic equipment. Hard copies of notes are available by bringing disks to the Special Resource Center.
Like hearing students, deaf and hard-of-hearing students may find community college course work more challenging than high school. Any student who foresees having a problem in a class should request support services in the Special Resource Center. Those who want to learn to be more successful can consider enrolling in Educational Development 33. Opportunities to work with instructional aides in developing skill needed to succeed in college are available.