Sign Language Interpreting

Students Who Need A Sign Language Interpreter for Classes

If you need a sign language interpreter to assist you in classes please begin the request process at least four weeks prior to the start of class:

  1. Register for classes as early as possible to be sure to get your first choices.

  2. Pay your tuition.

  3. Four weeks prior to class, complete the Request for Services Request for Services form (.pdf). Print it, and fax, email, mail or deliver it to DRS.

  4. Make an appointment with the DRS Supervisor of Interpreting Services, preferably via email at interpreter@gccaz.edu.

  5. Bring a copy of an audiogram or other medical documentation that documents your hearing loss to your appointment.

  6. Go to class; If you will be late or absent from class, you must notify the Supervisor of Interpreting Services by email or VP.

Before your appointment, watch this video about GCC's interpreting services policies: 
 

 

Requesting an Interpreter for a Single Event

Students and members of the community may request an interpreter for a single college-related event or activity (such as a field trip or a public performance on campus).
Complete the Request an Interpreter online form. Requests must be received at least seven days prior to the event.

Deaf Student Responsibilities

Students who use sign language interpreters at Glendale Community College are advised to:

  • Submit your request for classroom interpreters four weeks prior to the start of class;

  • Submit your request for a note-taker, if needed;

  • Contact the Supervisor of Interpreting Services if you will be late or absent from class;

  • Communicate with your instructor about your educational needs. If you don't tell them, they won't know!

  • Contact the DRS for assistance with other college services.

Contact:

Building: Testing & Disability Resources (TDS) - 100
Phone: (623) 845-3080
Fax: (623) 845-3273
Email: drsfrontdesk@gccaz.edu
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm
VP f/t Deaf: (480) 525-6472