Some students with hearing disabilities may need the services of an American Sign Language(ASL) Interpreter. This service is provided to students who have a requirement for the interpretation of English Language into American Sign Language. It is provided by qualified ASL interpreters through the Society of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nova Scotians. Your disability resource facilitator or campus co-ordinator and the co-ordinator of interpreting services will meet with you to ensure there is sufficient time to arrange for this service.
This service is dependent on the availability of ASL interpreters; therefore, you must indicate the need for this service as soon as possible to give staff enough time to secure a person to fill the position.
The following assistance may be available by your disability resource facilitator or campus co-ordinator:
- Initiate the request for an ASL interpreter through the co-ordinator of interpreting services.
- Contact academic departments to request early access to course outlines and reading lists for the interpreter’s use.
- Meet with the American Sign Language co-ordinator for information required to initiate contact to secure the services of an interpreter.
- Advise the disability resource facilitator or campus co-ordinator and the American Sign Language co-ordinator of any changes in your requirements.
- Attend all scheduled classes.