Accessibility Resources Interpreter Request
Sign Language Interpreters may be provided to you if you request and demonstrate a need for interpreter services and will the benefit from such a service. In order to receive interpreting services you must be registered with MSUM Accessibility Resources.
Accommodations are individualized and are intended to minimize the impact a disability has on your access to an educational setting. Accommodations provide meaningful access to the programs, services and activities at MSUM.
If you are a returning student who is already approved for accommodations, you must request your current accommodation letter for each semester BEFORE you can arrange your accommodations.
Common approved accommodations can be arranged below. For other accommodations not noted here, please contact the Director of Accessibility Resources.
ALL accommodations you are arranging MUST be an approved accommodation and noted on your Accommodation Letter. Your Accommodation Letter will be emailed to you after the Director receives your request.
Priority of Services
Requests will be covered according to the following priorities:
- Classroom lectures
- Classroom labs
- Class required activities
- Student/instructor meetings
- Associated student sponsored activities
- Approved campus activities
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.
Interpreter No Shows
If an interpreter does not show for a scheduled assignment, please notify Accessibility Resources as soon as possible.
Student No Shows
Please notify Accessibility Resources 24 hours in advance, when possible, if you will not be attending class.
If you do not show up for class; the interpreter will wait five minutes for each half hour the class is scheduled to run.
Cancellation of Services
If you are absent from class for three class sessions in a row, without notifying Accessibility Resources, services may be suspended. In order to reinstate interpreter services, you will need to meet with the Director of Accessibility Resources. If you continue to be absent without notification, service may be discontinued.
Procedures for Requesting Interpreter Services
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 possible. However, there may be occasions when this is not possible because the needs of students in classrooms are a priority.