Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services - Alamo Colleges
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) for the Alamo Colleges provide interpreting and tutoring services for deaf or hard of hearing students in the classroom and lab. Additionally, most campus events are accessible through sign language interpreters. The Interpreting Services Manager coordinates interpreting services and provides academic advising. There are four full-time staff interpreters, an Interpreting Services Supervisor as well as a pool of 45 part time interpreters for all of the Alamo Colleges.
In order to qualify for services, a student must provide DHHS with a current audiogram and/or Certificate of Deafness Tuition Waiver that has been approved by the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services as verification of disability. An interview with the Interpreting Services Manager will begin the process.
In accordance with new District policies and Section 504 of the Education Code, effective Fall 2005, all students will be required to complete an Educational Plan and provide appropriate documentation in order to have the tuition waiver approved and accepted by the Colleges.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services is located in the basement of the Nail Technical Center in 109G. For more information, please call Jo Hilton at 210-486-1110 (email firstname.lastname@example.org) or Renae Quick at 210-486-1394 (email email@example.com).
Requests for interpreter services needs to be submitted in writing to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at least 3 days in advance. All efforts will be made to satisfy requests whether for an ongoing class, tutoring, or an extra-curricular event. Request forms can be found at DHHS or requests can be emailed to Jo Hilton (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include the following when requesting services: Date and time of request, location of request, duration of request, contact person, and purpose of meeting (tutoring, class, drama event, meeting, etc).