Western Kentucky University

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Mission

We are committed to serving students who are deaf and hard of hearing in a caring community that encourages personal and professional growth and excellence at every level.

Captioning

Captionist in the classroom

Captionists provide speech-to-text services for students who prefer real time text in the classroom. The captionist will use C-print software to convert instructors’ and students’ spoken language into written text that can be viewed via a laptop screen.

WKU DHH Student Handbook (.pdf) 
WKU Captionists Handbook (.pdf)

 

 

Sign Language Interpreting

Interpreters facilitate communication among instructors, hearing students and deaf students in classes and academically related activities. WKU uses licensed interpreters who can interpret into a variety of sign systems such as American Sign Language and Signed English.

• WKU Interpreters Handbook (.pdf)

Funding

Funding is provided largely by a grant through Vocational Rehabilitation as well as the Department of Education and WKU's Student Accessibility Resource Center.

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 Last Modified 8/7/14