ECU has a long tradition of providing services to Deaf and hard of hearing students. ECU began a pilot program in 1974, and has continued to provide interpreters ever since.

Program Services
All accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis; however, the following is a list of frequently requested accommodations:

  • 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 for courses or other University programs, services, or activities, should provide appropriate documentation of their disability, and schedule an appointment with the Coordinator of Interpreter Services as soon as possible. If the accommodation is reasonable for the University to provide, the Coordinator will work with the student and appropriate personnel to facilitate the accommodation. The Coordinator will work with students for advisement, co-advisement, priority enrollment, and scheduling of interpreters for classes. Continuing students should request services at the beginning of each semester.

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Melissa Price

Pam Hollowell
Staff Interpreter