Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
In conjunction with the Disability Resource Center's mission to provide high-quality retention services to students with disabilities, the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (DHOH) Services Program provides professional Educational Sign-Language Interpreting and Educational Real-Time Captioning services. Notetaking services and an Assistive Listening Device (ALD) Loaner Program are also available. Matriculated students are assisted with priority registration so service accommodations can be arranged. Our goal is to facilitate communication anytime such an accommodation is curriculum related.
To obtain interpreting, captioning, or note-taking services, students must meet with the DHOH Program Coordinator, Maria Smyrionotis, at the time of their initial request and each semester thereafter to maintain services. Verifying documentation is required by State law so all new students registering with the DRC must provide a copy of their audiogram administered by a licensed audiologist or medical doctor. Once appropriate services are determined, students must sign a Statement of Agreement (PDF) to confirm that they have read and understand DRC policies and procedures so services can be implemented. Service requests (other than regularly scheduled classes) must be received at least two weeks prior to the assignment or services cannot be guaranteed.