Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

American Sign Language (ASL), computerized note taking and real time captioning are services that can be arranged for students who are registered with the ASC and are deaf or hard of hearing. These services are available for students registered to attend any Durham College program including day time programs, continuing education and academic upgrading.

The best way to help us meet your accommodation needs is to contact us in a timely manner prior to your course(s) starting. The ASC works diligently to provide the best possible supports for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. It is important to recognize that resources in the Durham Region for deaf and hard of hearing individuals are limited.

For service cancellations and requesting additional support services such as computerized note taking, real-time captioning and American Sign Language (ASL) for faculty and student service appointments, group meetings, tests, or appointments with ASC outside of what has been arranged in your classes, please contact DHHservices@durhamcollege.ca. To help facilitate the coordination of ASL interpreters and computerized note takers, please provide all the pertinent details such as date of request, start and end time, and room location.

Students who have not yet registered with the ASC, had their initial meeting with an Accessibility Coach/Case Manager and require this support are advised to contact the ASC office to initiate the registration process.