Disability Support Services/Deaf Services

Disability Support Services/Deaf Services

Notification Requirements

When a Deaf/hard of hearing Student Using
Interpreters or Captioners is Absent

Students using interpreter/captioner services are required to notify Deaf Services' if they will be absent from class. 
                                              
Notify either by --
                                  Email:  Deafservices @deanza.edu or
                                  Text message:  408.310.0625.

Students who request services for other campus activities are also required to inform the Deaf Services' Supervisor if they will not attend the scheduled activity.

Planned Absences

  • Students who plan to be absent from class for any reason should inform the Deaf Services' Supervisor as soon as they have decided not to attend.
  • Students do not have to provide a reason to the Supervisor.
  • Students should be aware of the instructor's attendance policy and if there is a penalty for absences.
  • If the Supervisor is not informed, it will count as a "No Show"

Unplanned Absences

  • Contact the Deaf Services' Supervisor as soon as possible, preferably before the class meeting.
  • If not able to do so, inform the Supervisor after the class begins or meets.
  • If the Supervisor is not informed, it will count as a "No Show.

Late Arrivals

Students who arrive late to class, past the permitted wait time will be considered a "No Show" unless they have informed the Supervisor.

No Show Guidelines

  • All "No-shows" events are recorded.
  • They may result in a warning regarding notification and eventual suspension of services in the class.
  • See the DISH for specific "No-Show" procedures.


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Deaf Services
Building: SCS 125
Contact: Donna Bradshaw
Phone: 408.864.8755 (V/VP)
Email: deafservices@deanza.edu
Disability Support Services Building: SCS 141
Contact: Patricia Whelan
Phone: 408.864.8753
TTY: 408.864.8748

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Last Updated: 1/27/12