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Student Support Services

Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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Instructors are encouraged to be sensitive to the needs of students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, 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 notetakers or, on occasion, real-time captioning or Typewell Services. Hard of hearing students also have utilized a portable FM system with the back-up of a notetaker.

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.

We have provided many different accommodations for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, but each case and each request for accommodations is considered individually. You are encouraged to contact our office (503-768-7156 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 accommodations at Lewis & Clark.