Deaf and Hearing Impaired Services
For additional information contact
Deaf and Hearing Impaired Services Coordinator
Disability Resource Center
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022-4599
Foothill College is accessible by public transportation.
For route information contact:
Santa Clara County Transit
(408) 321-2300 or (800) 894-9908
Deaf and Hearing impaired students work with a DRC counselor and
the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Services Coordinator to schedule appropriate
classroom support services. Since such services take time to arrange,
it is important to register for classes during the priority period.
Later schedule changes may result in a delay in service.
Students are required to notify the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Services
Coordinator if they will not be attending class so that services can be cancelled.
In order to be eligible for services, a student with a hearing
loss must have an recent audiogram verified by a physician or other
appropriate professional. Documentation must be on file in the DRC
office before services can begin.
Interpreters will be provided for the hearing impaired through
the Disability Resource Center's office.
Timely evaluations of students' interpreting needs will be conducted
by the Deaf Services Coordinator.
HOW TO GET INTERPRETING SERVICES:
- Complete new student file (if not already done).
- Contact the Deaf Services Coordinator prior to registration.
- Complete the registration process with the assistance of the
Coordinator if necessary.
- The Deaf Services Coordinator will contact appropriate interpreters
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STUDENT USING INTERPRETER SERVICES:
- Know your class vocabulary, especially technical vocabulary.
- A change in schedule after the initial registration period may
result in no interpreter service for the quarter.
- If the interpreter does not show up for class, the student should
contact the Deaf Services Coordinator, (650) 949-7039.
- It is the student's responsibility to call the Deaf Services
Coordinator as soon as he/she knows he/she will be unable to
attend class so the Coordinator can notify and cancel the interpreter.
A student with three unexcused absences may lose the right to an
interpreter for that class for the rest of the quarter.
- Be on time. The interpreter will wait 15 minutes for a one hour
class, 20 minutes for a two hour class and 30 minutes for a three
Priority registration will be provided for students who are documented
as being disabled and enrolled in the DRC Program. Each quarter students
will receive written notification of upcoming registration dates. This
service will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis by appointment only.
Students receiving funding from the Department of Rehabilitation must have
authorization forms prior to registration.
Academic advising, educational counseling as well as personal adjustment
counseling is available through the DRC office by appointment. These
services provide individual guidance so that each student may make
appropriate academic and vocational choices based on his/her strengths.
Students learn compensetory stragegies in which to work with their own
Contact the DRC secretary for an appointment. Let her know if you
will be needing an interpreter for your appointment.
Notetakers will be paid a flat rate honorarium determined by the DRC.
They will use a 2-part NCR paper provided in the DRC office to duplicate
their notes. Students utilizing notetaking services must attend class.
HOW TO GET NOTETAKING SERVICES:
- Students can either make an announcement themselves in
class or ask the instructor to make the announcement, or the
student can ask a friend or someone they sit next to in class
to take notes.
- Once the notetaker is found, it is the student's responsibility
to bring the notetaker to the DRC office to complete the notetaker
contract/guideline form, and discuss conditions of payment.
- 2-part NCR notetaking paper is available in the DRC office.
- Students are required to be in class to receive notes from that day.