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Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services

Overview

Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) services provide equal access to communication for students with a documented hearing loss. DHH services include: Realtime Captioning, Interpreting, or an Assistive Listening Device. All services provided are on a request-only basis for any course and event on campus.

Realtime Captioning:

Realtime captioning is a method of providing immediate, verbatim translation of spoken English into text using a steno machine and specialized software. The text is displayed on a laptop in the classroom for the student to follow in real time. Captioning services are provided by a qualified and professional realtime captioner.  

Interpreting:

Interpreting is a method of providing immediate interpretation of spoken English into American Sign Language (ASL). Interpreting services are provided by a qualified and professional American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter.

Assistive Listening Device:

An Assistive Listening Device (ALD) is used to amplify sound and provide students with improved access in the classroom. The speaker will wear a microphone attached to a transmitter and sound is amplified by a wireless receiver attached to headphones worn by the student.