Sign Language Interpreters and Transcribers are available for academic purposes primarily for those students with hearing loss or who are Deaf.
Long-term requests must be completed at least four weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.
One-day requests must be completed at least five business days before the interpreter/transcriber is needed.
If a deadline is missed, the Office of Accessibility will attempt to secure interpreters/transcribers, but one may not be available due to short notice or scheduling conflicts.
For students using transcribers:
- Purchase all textbooks in order to show proof of purchase at the time alternative formats of the books are prepared for transcribers.
- Provide textbooks for the process of conversion if the books are not available through the Office of Accessibility resources. During this process, the binding will be cut off, and the books will be scanned and converted. A spiral or tape binding will replace the original binding before it is returned to the student. Students can sell books back to the University Bookstore with spiral or tape binding. Once the alternative format of the textbook is complete, the book will be returned to the student and the Office of Accessibility will contact the transcriber.
- Failure to provide textbooks to the Office of Accessibility may impact the transcriber’s ability to provide the accommodation in the most efficient manner.