Sign Language Interpreters will be provided to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HOH) students who request and demonstrate a need for interpreter services and the ability to benefit for such service. Students receiving interpreting services must be registered with MSUM Disability Services (DS).
Requests from students will be covered according to the following priorities:
Special requests for services i.e. those not listed on your class schedule should be made as soon as possible, preferably 72 hours in advance.
If an interpreter does not show for a scheduled assignment, the student should notify DS as soon as possible.
Students should notify DS 24 hours in advance, when possible, if they will not be attending class.
Should a student not show up for class; the interpreter will wait five minutes for each half-hour the class is scheduled to run.
After a student is absent from class for three class sessions in a row, without notifying DS, services for that student may be suspended. In order to reinstate interpreter services, the student must meet with the Coordinator of Disability Services. If the student continues to be absent without notification, service may be discontinued.
Interpreter requests, for additional interpreting outside of regularly scheduled classes and labs, should be made 72 hours in advance via the Service Request Form below. Last minute and emergency requests will be filled if at all possible. However, there may be occasions when this is not possible because the needs of students in classrooms are our number 1 priority.
For additional support outside of regularly scheduled services.
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