SDS works closely with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students to provide access to courses, programs, and campus activities.
SDS provides and arranges ASL interpreting for Deaf students as well as for the general campus community. Students will work directly with SDS staff to arrange interpreters in their classes. If a student requires an interpreter for a non-classroom related activity, meeting, or event, the student should submit a Custom Interpreting Request using the Rebel Access
system. A tutorial on how to submit a custom interpreting request can be found here: Communication Access Tutorial
Campus departments and student organizations wishing to request interpreting services for a campus event, will request interpreting services using the Request Interpreting link on the home page of the SDS website here: Request Interpreting Services
Captioning and/or Transcribing of All In-Class and Online Videos and Audio Content
It is required by law that all video and audio content required for courses in which Deaf and Hard of Hearing students are enrolled be captioned. Students approved for Captioning and/or Transcribing of All In-Class and Online Videos and Audio Content will make those requests through Rebel Access
. SDS will then reach out to instructors with information and assistance.
Because captions are beneficial to a majority of students, instructors are encouraged to caption all video and audio content, even when there is not a direct accommodation request. Information can be found on the Academic Captioning page at: Academic Captioning
Use of Real-Time Captioning in the Classroom
When approved as an accommodation, SDS will collaborate with students and instructors to provide real-time captions in the classroom. SDS will also arrange real-time captioning for approved students, upon request, non-classroom, campus events and activities. Real-time captions are created as a class or event is taking place, allowing students to participate in real time. Approved students will request captioning through Rebel Access. The student should submit a Custom Captioning Request using the Rebel Access system. A tutorial on how to submit a custom captioning request can be found here: Custom Captioning Request
Use of Personal Amplification Device
SDS has a limited number of personal amplification devices that can be borrowed on a semester basis by students who might benefit from such a device to assist with classroom communication.