DHHS is able to schedule the following types of providers:
Sign Language Interpreters
A trained professional who uses sign language to facilitate communication through interpretation and/or transliteration
They are expected to “voice” what is signed and sign auditory messages. Interpreters are bound by the Code of Conduct through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).
A trained professional who provides speech to text services in real-time through specialized software
The real-time transcript can be viewed through a web browser on a reader device such as a laptop or tablet. Most DHHS transcribers use TypeWell (TW); TW transcribers are bound by the TypeWell’s Transcribers Code of Ethics.
Cued Speech Transliterators
A trained professional who uses a visual mode of communication that uses hand shapes and placements in combination with the mouth movements of speech to facilitate communication
For Ongoing Classes
You must be registered with Accessibility and Disability Service and have a service provider accommodation in order to submit a request. Please submit all service provider requests for classes at least 6 weeks in advance via email to firstname.lastname@example.org when possible. The DHHS coordinator typically sends out a request to all students with providers to submit their schedules in order for the office to begin scheduling. Submitting your schedule in advance increases the chances of finding a consistent qualified interpreter from the start of the semester as well as scheduling a preferred provider.
Please include the following information in your request or provide a copy of your Testudo schedule.
For Classroom-Related Requests
Please fill out the Service Provider Request Form (.doc) and submit it via email to email@example.com, preferably 2 weeks in advance. Please note on the form or in the email which class the request is for.
Some examples of classroom-related requests include:
For Non-Classroom-Related Requests
Please contact the sponsoring department or program to request an interpreter or transcriber. The sponsoring department should submit the Service Provider Request Form (.doc) to DHHS on your behalf. If you are unsure who the event sponsor is to contact please contact DHHS for assistance. After making your request known to the event sponsor/contact, please inform DHHS so they know to expect a request and can follow up to ensure services are provided.
Some examples of non-classroom-related requests include:
Campus Departments/ Organizations
For all interpreter and transcriber requests, please fill out the Service Provider Request Form (.doc) and submit it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, preferably 2 weeks in advance.
Helpful Tips for filling out the form
Feel free to contact the DHHS Coordinator if you would like a cost estimate or have any questions prior to submitting the form. Once you email the form we will confirm receipt of your request and determine if any additional information may be needed. After we have confirmed the service provider(s) we will email the requestor a confirmation.
All service provider requests must be canceled at least three full business days in advance of the event to avoid charges.
Please follow the steps listed under the Campus Departments tab. If you do not have a KFS (Kuali) account number we can provide you an invoice and you can pay by check.