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.
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.
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