The Interpreter Services Program (ISP) has a long history of providing educational support services to Deaf and hard of hearing students at East Central University. In 1974, ECU, the Oklahoma Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, and the Student Support Services Program, recognized the need to provide post-secondary educational support services to Deaf and hard of hearing students. The pilot program began with one interpreter and has evolved into the current ISP serving undergraduate and graduate students.
Qualifying Deaf or hard of hearing students participating in the program may be eligible to receive the following services:
- Sign Language Interpreters
- Note-Taking Services
- Extended Testing Time
- Preferred Seating
- Academic Advisement/Co-Advisement
- Priority Enrollment
Deaf or hard of hearing students who wish to request accommodations should provide appropriate documentation of their disability to the Director of the Interpreter Services Program soon after admission to the University. If the accommodation is justified by the documentation and if it is reasonable for the University to provide, the Director will work with the student and appropriate personnel to facilitate the accommodation. The Director will work with students for advisement, co-advisement, priority enrollment, and scheduling of interpreters for classes. Continuing students should make an appointment with the Director of the Interpreter Services Program to request services each semester.