Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

ACCS Classes

(formerly DHH)

Student Contract for Interpreting/Captioning Services


Interpreting Services 
Qualified and nationally certified sign language interpreters will be provided to students who qualify through Accessibility Resource Centers for Students (link to Access page) This may include classroom lectures and labs, meetings with instructors, club meetings, field trip or any Mt. SAC educational activity. Students are required to make requests for interpreting services in advance.
CART Services 
CART stands for Communication Access Real-time translation (real-time captioning). Real-Time Captioning involves a transcribing of all of the communication in the classroom so that the student with a hearing loss can read along, fill in information they were unable to hear, and otherwise follow and participate in the learning environment.
Notetaking Services 
In-class notetaking service is for students whose disabilities limit them from taking effective notes, and is determined a reasonable accommodation by a ACCESS counselor. A volunteer notetaker is a student registered in the same class as Notetaking services are being requested. They are individuals identified by the ACCESS student who agree to perform the duties of a notetaker. ACCESS can provide a stipend payment for students who volunteer to be in-class notetakers.