Disability Support Services/Deaf Services

Disability Support Services/Deaf Services

How to Request Interpreting/Captioning Services

  • To receive services each quarter, students must register for classes with a Disability Support Services (DSS) Counselor.
  • Students requesting interpreting or captioning services should register as early as possible, during the DSS priority period.
    • Interpreters and captioners are scheduled in order of student registrations.
    • The priority period is e-mailed to students,
    • It is also posted in the News and Announcements of the Disability Support Services web-site and is posted in the DSS office.
  • After registering for classes, students should meet with the Deaf Services' Supervisor and complete a  "Request for Services"
  • After turning in the Request for Services Form, if the student changes the initial class schedule
    • Inform the Deaf Services' Supervisor immediately.
    • If the student waits to do this, interpreting/captioning services may be delayed.
  • Interpreting/captioning services are NOT automatically scheduled for final exams given during the Finals Week period.
  • If a student wants to request interpreter/captioner for a final exam, an Interpreter/Captioner Request form must be submitted to the Deaf Services' Supervisor.
  • The deadline for Final Exam interpreter/captioner requests is one week (7 days) before the college Finals Week period begins.

Requesting Services for Other Campus Activities

  • Students may request an interpreter or captioner for non-classroom related instructional activities such as
    • a meeting with an instructor,
    • a field trip
    • tutoring appointments
  • To request an interpreter, students must complete an "Interpreter/Captioner Request" form and submit it to the Deaf Services' Supervisor.
  • Form should be received one week in advance.
  • Forms are available on-line.row of silhouettes of people with disabilities

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services
Building: LCW 110
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: 3/27/17