Disability Support Services/Deaf Services

Disability Support Services/Deaf Services

Working with Interpreters and Captioners

An issue may occur between a student and a service provider even when everyone involved is doing their best.  Often if there is a problem, it is because of a misunderstanding or a miscommunication and can be solved with good communication.  It is usually best for the student to discuss the problem with the interpreter/captioner first, before speaking to the Deaf Services' Supervisor.

If the situation is not resolved, then the student should speak with the Supervisor and explain the problem.  The Supervisor may arrange for an in-class observation and provide feedback to the interpreter/captioner.  If changes are needed, a reasonable amount of time will be allowed for this to happen. 

If the student is still dissatisfied after this, the Supervisor will conduct an evaluation to determine whether the interpreter/captioner should be removed from the assignment and a replacement made.

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Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services
Building: LCW 110
Contact: Rosemary Jensen
Phone: 408.864.8755 (V/VP)
Email: deafservices@deanza.edu
Disability Support Services Building: RSS 141
Contact: Patricia Whelan
Phone: 408.864.8753
TTY: 408.864.8748


Last Updated: 3/27/17