dDeaf or People with Hearing Loss

Instructors are encouraged to be sensitive to the needs of students who are dDeaf or with hearing loss, and our office can provide advice, support and accommodations for students and faculty who request assistance.

In classes, students have utilized sign language interpreters and note takers or, on occasion, real-time captioning or Typewell Services. Students with hearing loss also have utilized a portable FM system with the back-up of a note taker.

As is the case with all students, you should be a strong self-advocate and notify us in advance of your needs, especially if you use interpreters, real-time captioners, or Typewell professionals, who need to be contacted well in advance of any services. Additional resources regarding advocating for yourself in higher education is available through the National Deaf Center.

We have provided many different accommodations for dDeaf and hard-of-hearing students, but each case and each request for accommodations is considered individually. You are encouraged to contact our office (503-768-7192 or access@lclark.edu) as soon as possible if you are planning to visit or attend Lewis & Clark so that arrangements can be made to meet your needs.

Please see Arranging for Accommodations for specific information about the process, availability, and options for undergraduate student accommodations at Lewis & Clark or use the navigation bar on the side to find what you are looking for.