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Disabled Students Programs and Services

Student's Responsibilities for Interpreting/Captioning Services

  1. Submit interpreting/captioning request for classes immediately upon enrolling. (Link provided below)
  2. Submit your syllabus to within the first week of class.
  3. If you are unable to attend for any reason, notify the DSPS office through the online form at least 48 hours before class starts.
  4. Submit interpreting/captioning request through the online form at least 48 hours in advance (i.e. field trips, tutoring, department appointments, etc.)
  5. If you are late to class, your interpreter/captionist is required to wait a maximum of 15 minutes.
  6. Interpreting/captioning services may be suspended if you:
        a. Have three unexcused absences
        b. Have frequent excused absences
        c. Are continually late; 15 minutes or more
    Please note: If your interpreting or captioning services are suspended, you will have an opportunity for an appeal.
  7. Informing your class interpreter/captionists that you will not be attending a class is not sufficient. You must inform the DSPS office through the online form.
  8. Immediately notify the DSPS office if any changes are made to your class schedule either through the online form or If any changes are made to your schedule after the first week of classes, please understand that you may have a lapse in interpreting/captioning services.
  9. Notify the DSPS office at or text 949-829-3440 if your interpreter/captionist does not show up to class or if you have any concerns.
  10. If your class will be cancelled, notify the DSPS office through the online form.
  11. The interpreter will not take notes for you. If you require notetaking services, you must go into the DSPS office to pick up a form to give to your instructor.
  12. The interpreter is not a tutor. If you need further explanation, please ask the instructor or go to the DSPS office to obtain a form to receive tutoring services.
  13. Refrain from side conversations during class with any support services providers.
  14. The captionist will email your notes to your college email address 24-48 hours after class.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding interpreting/captioning services, please contact the DSPS office.

All college-printed materials and Web information are available in alternate formats upon request.
Please contact the Alt Media Specialist at 949-451-5499 or