SSM 701–08: Services for Students Who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing
To provide equal access to ASU-sponsored educational programs and activities for enrolled students who are deaf/hard-of-hearing
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 United States Code §§ 701–796
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (1990, 2008), 42 United States Code § 12101 et seq.
Disability Resource Center
ASU provides federally mandated interpreting services and other accommodations for qualified students who are deaf/hard-of-hearing. Services involve a variety of language modes, depending on the students’ needs. American Sign Language (ASL) and Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) services are the primary services provided for students. These services are provided by qualified interpreters licensed by the state of Arizona or qualified CART providers who have shown competency at the higher education level. The university is responsible for funding all interpreting and CART services related to all enrolled degree and nondegree students (graduate or undergraduate). These services are provided for all academic courses and course-related activities such as internships. If the academic program includes expenses (e.g., travel, per diem, and lodging expenses) beyond the actual cost of the disability accommodation, the sponsoring department is responsible for the extra costs.
Students must provide required disability documentation, which includes a current audiogram. Services are requested in advance through the Disability Resource Center (DRC) professional.
All service requests for registered students are processed through the student’s assigned DRC professional. Requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis with a priority given to currently enrolled students. Questions about ASU interpreting or CART services may be directed to the DRC professional responsible for deaf/hard-of-hearing accommodations on that campus.
Interpreting services through the DRC are not available for public activities or employment on or off campus.
Public, self-supporting university units (e.g., Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium) are responsible for providing their own interpreting or CART services. This includes nonacademic credit and/or fee-based programs, lectures, classes, workshops, conferences, and activities.
University and nonuniversity units that need interpreting or CART services for activities or programs not covered by the DRC can contact the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) for a list of agencies that provide sign language interpreting and CART services (http://www.acdhh.org).
Please check with each agency for its policies for making requests for interpreting/CART services, including deadlines for requesting or cancelling services, billing for services, rates, and additional charges that may apply prior to finalizing any requests. Costs may vary.
|Note to students:||Services are assigned on a first-come first-serve basis. All efforts will be made to meet the request submitted, but we cannot guarantee requested services if policies/procedures are not followed.|
See the DRC Web site for detailed information and procedures for accessing services and accommodations available for qualified students at specific ASU campuses and sites.
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