Requesting Interpreting Services
Midwestern State University provides interpreting services for deaf/hard of hearing students through the Disability Support Services registered with the office, as well as for visitors to campus who need the service. Sign language interpreting services are available for all academic classes/meetings and university-related activities.
Students Requesting Interpreter Services for Class Lecture
Students Requesting Interpreter Services for a University-Related Event (concerts, speakers, programs, etc.)
♦ Recent audiology report
♦ Recommendations for academic accommodations
♦ CertificateofDeafnessfrom the State ofTexas
♦ Make contact with the Interpreter Coordinator to request services.
♦ Provide a copy of his/her academic schedule two weeksbefore the firstday ofclass.
♦ Submit a new schedule if changes are made to a previously submitted schedule.
Requesting InterpreterServices Outside the
Interpreter services can be provided for mandatory events outside the classroom.Aninterpreter request form must be filled out 48-72 hours in advance. If the request is submitted less than 48 hours, then services cannot be guaranteed.
The form can be accessed via the DSS website:
Requirements of Maintaining
Receiving interpreting services for the entire semester is guaranteed as long as students adhere to the guidelines that were established by DSS and approved by the OfficeofCivil Rights (OCR).
Services are determined each semester and are on a case-by-case basis.
Each student is responsible for contacting the Interpreter Coordinator regarding cancelled classes, tests and absences.
The requirements are as follows:
♦ The student is responsible for calling the Interpreter Coordinator when class will be canceled, when there is a test and when he or she will be absent.
♦ Give notice at least 24 hours prior to any absence, class cancellation or test.
♦ After 2 no-show/no-calls per semester, interpreting services will be terminated until the student schedules a meeting with the Interpreter Coordinator/DSS. Services may resume under a probationary period, but if a no-call/no-show occurs during this period, services will be terminated for the semester.This applies to each individual class, not a student’s entire schedule.
Campus Visitors Requesting Interpreter Services for a University-Related Event or On-Campus Meeting
Please contact Disability Support Services at 940-397-4120 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to work with you.