Services for Students with Disabilities
Sign Language Interpreting Services
The office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) will assist in the coordination of communication access to facilitate ASL interpreters for courses and events on campus. Services may be provided by an interpreter either in-person or remotely through Zoom. More information is provided below on the Sign Language Interpreting Services, please contact the SSD office by email at email@example.com or by phone at 559-278-2811 for more information.
- Sign language interpreters (ASL, SEE, Oral)
- Assistive listening devices (FM Systems and microphones for check-out)
- Ubiduo-Two Way Communication device (in-office and for check-out)
Requesting Interpreting Services for Courses
Students requesting Sign Language interpreters for their courses must submit their request for accommodations letters for the upcoming semester. The student needs to send their course schedule to the Lead Interpreter and Communications Coordinator for the term. The earlier the request is submitted, the more time SSD has to coordinate and confirm accommodations prior to the start of the semester.
Submitting Additional Interpreting Requests
Sign Language Interpreters can be requested for Fresno State functions, such as campus events, course related activities, etc. SSD must have the request with at least five (5) business days advance notice to the date of the event or activity. Although we will always strive to fill last minute requests, the earlier the request is submitted the better chance we have to fill the request in the preferred modality.
Students can submit requests through their mySSD Student Portal.
The requestor will be contacted and notified when the services are confirmed.
Campus Event Request
If a group or department on campus would like to submit a request for a campus event, please submit the request using the Campus Event Service Request form.
If an interpreting request has been rescheduled, email the Lead Interpreter and Communications Coordinator regarding the update. Submit a Custom Request form with the new date and time services are needed as soon as possible. SSD will strive to accommodate the updated request.
If a request is cancelled and services are not needed for a particular class meeting or upcoming event, please email the Lead Interpreter and Communications Coordinator as soon as a cancellation is made. Student absences are to be reported at least 24 hours before the class or the event to the Lead Interpreter and Communications Coordinator. Unexpected absences should also be reported as soon as possible.
For more information about Sign Language Interpreting, please visit our Working with a Sign Language Interpreters page.