What DHHS Does for You

Instructor Notification of DHHS Student

We will email you, the instructor, to inform you of which support services the student(s) will receive in your class: Interpreting/Remote Real-time Captioning or FM System  

Chair Signs

Designated chairs will be in your classrooms prior to the quarter. These chairs are reserved for the interpreters for the duration of the quarter.

What DHHS Needs from Instructors


Please email deafservices@fhda.edu or send a hard copy of your syllabus to DHHS.

Ensure Your Media is Captioned

Captioning Services in Your Class

What to expect with Remote Captioning in the classroom:

  • Students use an iPad for remote captioning.
  • Students connect with a captioner and receive captions in real time.
  • Captioners will either be in the classroom or do captioning from another location.
  • Instructors may be asked to wear a lapel mic.

Here are a few tips for the best quality captioning experience:

  • Speak loud and clear and at a reasonable pace.
  • We ask that a break be included for classes over 1.5 hours.
  • When possible, repeat questions from all students before answering.

Interpreting Services in Your Class

  • Course materials such as class syllabus, handouts, PowerPoints, may be sent to DHHS.
  • Speak at natural, reasonable pace.  Too slow of a is as difficult to interpret as too fast of a pace.
  • Students cannot watch the interpreter and look at a PowerPoint at the same time. After introducing a PowerPoint, allow time for the student to get the information from the interpreter and time to focus on the screen. 
  • Media shown in class should be captioned for accessibility.  Check your videos/ Youtube. Make sure they are acurately captioned and that the equipment in your classroom is set to show captions.
  • Speak directly to the student, and not to the interpreter. Do not third person statements such as “ask her” or “tell him.”
  • If you have a question regarding academics, please ask your student directly, or you may also reach out to their DSS Counselor. 

Communication Tips:

  • Avoid "tell him/her". Talk directly to the Deaf person, not to the person proving interpreting/captioning services.
  • Face the person and make eye contact when speaking.
  • If you use written communication, make sure you are understood.
  • Pictures and other visual aids may be helpful.
  • Be sure to ask the Deaf or hard-of-hearing person for ways to improve communication.



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Location: LCW 110

Regular Hours:           

Mon-Thu: 8 a.m.-5:30

Friday: 8 a.m.- 3:30          

Summer Hours:             
8 a.m.-5:30

Friday: Closed     

Contact Information: 

PH: (408) 864-8755

VP (408) 565-8687


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