Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Registering with Disability Support Services
- How to register with DSS
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Documentation Requirements
A current audiogram is usually sufficient documentation.
- How do I schedule an interpreter for my classes, to see an advisor or other college related appointments?
- To schedule an interpreter, contact
Video Phone: 407.792.5546
- To schedule an interpreter, contact
- Please make sure you receive a confirmation that an interpreter has been scheduled.
Accommodations for students who are deaf or hard of hearing may include
- Sign Language Interpreter
- Preferential seating
- Double time on exams/quizzes
- Note taker
- Captioning of audio/visual materials
- Medical Information on COVID-19
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Sertoma International - Sertoma International
- Foundation for Sight and Sound - Foundation for Sight and Sound
- Travelers Protective Association TPA
- LTZ Foundation Louise Tumarkin Zazove Foundation Scholarship - LTZ Foundation
*Note: Each scholarship has different requirements and offer different awards. 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:
- Deaf/Hard of Hearing Veterans Crisis Line
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.
Website: Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Toll free line: 1.866.602.3225
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.
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
For additional information and questions, contact
Lead Sign Language Interpreter
Disability Support Services