Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Registering with Disability Support Services

How do I schedule an interpreter for my classes, to see an advisor or other college related appointments?

To schedule an interpreter, please call:
Stacy Wheeler, Lead Sign Language Interpreter
407.708.2482
Video Phone: 407.792.5546
Text: 321.578.9352
wheelers@seminolestate.edu

Please make sure you receive a confirmation that an interpreter has been scheduled.

 Common Accommodations for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

  • Sign Language Interpreter
  • Preferential seating
  • Double time on exams/quizzes
  • Note taker
  • Captioning of audio/visual materials

Video


Resources for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Individuals

Communication Resources

Sorenson Video Relay - To obtain a video phone or inquire about ntouch® Mobile which enables your smartphone to become a video phone, you can contact Sorenson VRS atSorenson VRS

Seminole State also provides free use of a video phone at the Sanford/Lake Mary campus’ Student Center in the Disability Support Services office, room 130.

Helpful Apps

Glide is an app that provides video chat messaging. For information contact - Glide

For a list of other apps for Deaf/Hard of Hearing individuals, please visit - Apps

 Scholarship Opportunities*

*Please note, each scholarship has different requirements and offer different awards. Please visit their web site for specific details. Seminole State College has no affiliation with these organizations.

For more information on additional scholarships and tools, technology and key resources, please visit:

Veterans

 Deaf/Hard of Hearing Veterans Crisis Line - Connecting veterans experiencing a crisis to VA professions via video chat, text or TTY. Veterans Crisis Line - hearing loss
Veterans Assistance Acquiring Hearing Aids - VA - hearing aids
VA Audiology Fact Sheet

Miscellaneous Resources

Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing – This organization assists Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals with a variety of services. Some of their resources include assistance with employment and links to many useful websites.

Contact information: 

Website: Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Toll free line: 1.866.602.3225
Fax: 850.414.6625
Mailing address: 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A13, Tallahassee, FL 32399
Email address: CommunityHealthPromotion@flhealth.gov

Center for Independent Living (CIL)– CIL provides services such as employment resources. To learn more about all their available resources, please visit CIL or call 407.623.1070.

 American Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss (AMPHL) – AMPHL is an organization dedicated to providing Deaf/Hard of Hearing individuals with information on advocacy, mentorship and resources for those pursuing a career in the medical field. AMPHL

Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) – DCMP has a wide variety of videos that are captioned and a multitude that also include sign language. They offer a program for students entering college called, “Map It.” It specifically guides Deaf/Hard of Hearing pre-college students to answer the questions, “Who Am I?” “What do I Want?” and “How do I Get There?” as it specifically relates to transitioning to college. This online training requires a free membership to DCMP to access it. DCMP - What comes next

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)– VR provides services to individuals with various disabilities. Specifically, for Deaf/Hard of Hearing individuals, VR can provide interpreters for job interviews along with other services. Contact your local VR services office to learn the different ways VR can assist you.

 Contact information:
Website: - Vocational Rehab
Local VR contact information
Tamara Lawyer, Supervisor
Counties: Orange and Seminole

1555 State Road 436, Suite 1281
Winter Park, FL 32792-1504
Phone: 407.262.7428  Fax: 407.681.5439

Questions?

Please contact:

Stacy Wheeler, Lead Sign Language Interpreter
Disability Support Services
407.708.2482
VP: 407.792.5546
Text: 321.578.9352
wheelers@seminolestate.edu

Contact

DSS@seminolestate.edu
407.708.2110