Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program (DHH)

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program (DHH) provides services for Deaf and hard of hearing students on all campus locations of Santa Rosa Junior College. Deaf and hard of hearing students receive a full range of accommodations to assist them in achieving their academic and personal goals.

Accommodations include: interpreting, captioning, note-taking, assistive listening devices, and testing accommodations. Additionally, students have access to the various services available to all students, including transfer assistance, vocation counseling and tutoring.

Many students participate in extracurricular activities, such as playing on sports teams, attending SRJC cultural events and joining campus clubs. The Disability Resources Department faculty, staff and interpreters strive to provide access and support so that all Deaf and hard of hearing students can be successful.

ASL Interpreter Services

We provide remote and in-person ASL interpreter services to SRJC students, faculty and staff. New or prospective students should visit the Getting Started page and plan to meet with a DRD Specialist to sign up for services.

To request an ASL interpreter, please fill out the online form below:

ASL Interpreter Request

Please submit all requests at least one week in advance of the date(s) requested. We cannot guarantee services will be available for last minute requests.

Real-Time Captioning Services

We use a remote transcription service to provide real-time captioning in both Zoom and in-person settings. A laptop is required to access this service. If you do not have a laptop to use, you can submit a laptop loan request.

To request real-time captioning services, please fill out the online form below:

Real Time Captioning Request

Please submit all requests at least one week in advance of the date(s) requested. We cannot guarantee services will be available for last minute requests.

Information for DHH Students

Interpreter/Real-Time Captioner Agreement
How to Request an Interpreter (coming soon)
ASL Zoom Etiquette Video
Tips for Using Zoom with Interpreters (coming soon)
Schedule of Classes Tutorial in ASL
Assisted Listening Device Demo (Video)

Information for Faculty and Staff

Below are useful resources for making online and in-person classrooms accessible, using ASL interpreters and/or real-time captioning, and finding tools and programs to help you better understand and accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students.

Tips for Teaching Deaf Students Online
Instructor Checklist for Zoom Classrooms 
Managing Closed Captions and Live Transcriptions In Zoom
Tips for Working with Deaf Students and Interpreters
ALD (Assistive Listening Device) Letter for Instructors
PowerPoint on Working With Deaf Students in the Classroom
ASL Zoom Etiquette Video
How to Edit Captions in YouTube

Video Phone Locations

SRJC has a videophone set up in MiCasa (Multicultural Innovation Center for Academic Success & Achievement) located in Garcia Hall 860. Students may use the videophone to make phone calls as needed.

MiCasa hours:
M-W 8:30am-4:30pm
TH 8:30am-7pm

The Petaluma campus also has a videophone located in the DRD Office in Jacobs Hall, Room 101.

For assistance in using the equipment and/or making a call, please contact the Interpreting Office.

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