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Walla Walla College Disability Support Services Interpreter Accommodation Policy & Procedures

The Disability Support Services Interpreter Service provides oral, manual and tactile interpreters to hearing impaired, deaf, or deaf/blind students. Disability Support Services relies on student participation to facilitate receiving interpreter services. The following procedures identify the responsibilities of Disability Support Services and the student.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must provide Disability Support Services with appropriate documentation verifying the need for interpreter services.

Students should apply for services through a state agency, i.e. Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Labor and Industry, etc.

Students must make an appointment with the Disability Support Services Coordinator to provide intake information in order to complete the Disability Support Services file.

Student Responsibilities

Students must request service at least six (6) weeks prior to the start of a quarter.

Students are required to notify Disability Support Services of absences at least one (1) hour prior to the arranged class time. If possible, notification 24 hours in advance would be more advantageous.

Students must notify Disability Support Services if any problems arise with the interpreter or the instructor.

Students must agree to abide by the policies of the institution and instructor for attending class. If a student is more than 15 minutes late for a class, the interpreter will be allowed to leave. After three consecutive unexcused absences from class and/or late arrivals to class, services will be suspended until the student meets with his/her Disability Support Services Advisor.

In the event of a school sponsored activity which a student wishes to attend, the student must notify Disability Support Services at least one (1) week in advance so that an interpreter can be provided.

Revised: 24 August, 2001