Disability Support Services/Deaf Services

Disability Support Services/Deaf Services

When a Deaf/hard of hearing Student Using Interpreters or Captioners is Absent


Students using interpreter/captioner services are required to notify Deaf Services if they will be absent from class or are running late. 
Notify either by emailing at deafservices@fhda.edu or texting the Deaf Services Supervisor.

Students who request services for other campus activities are also required to inform the Deaf Services' Supervisor if they will not attend the scheduled activity. 

Planned Absences

  • Students who plan to be absent from class for any reason should inform the Deaf Services' Supervisor as soon as they have decided not to attend.
  • Students do not have to provide a reason to the Supervisor.
  • Students should be aware of the instructor's attendance policy and if there is a penalty for absences.
  • If the Supervisor is not informed, it will count as a "No Show"

Unplanned Absences

  • Contact the Deaf Services Supervisor as soon as possible, preferably before the class meeting.
  • If not able to do so, inform the Supervisor after the class begins or meets.
  • If the Supervisor is not informed, it will count as a "No Show.

Late Arrivals

Students who arrive late to class, past the permitted wait time will be considered a "No Show" unless they have informed the Supervisor. 

Interpreters and Captioners will only wait the times below before leaving. If you have not shown up to your class or activity within this time frame, the supervisor will be notified.

One Hour Class 15 minutes
Two Hour Class 20 minutes
Three Hours or More 30 minutes

No Show Guidelines

  • All "No-shows" events are recorded.
  • They may result in a warning regarding notification and eventual suspension of services in the class.
  • See the DISH for specific "No-Show" procedures.

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Deaf Services
Building: RSS 125
Contact: Rosemary Jensen
Phone: 408.864.8755 (V/VP)
Email: deafservices@deanza.edu
Disability Support Services Building: RSS 141
Contact: Patricia Whelan
Phone: 408.864.8753
TTY: 408.864.8748


Last Updated: 12/3/15