To ensure equal and equitable access to Jefferson Community and Technical College sponsored programs and activities for Jefferson students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Our interpreters provide communication access for our students whose primary mode of communication is American Sign Language or a variation of a sign communication system.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing students rely upon a variety of visual clues in order to process information correctly, therefore the services of a note taker are utilized in the classroom.
These items are in limited quantity and subject to availability. In addition, there are specific procedures one must abide by in order to receive such devices. Contact the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Coordinator for more details.
All deaf and hard of hearing students of Jefferson Community and Technical College are to meet with the program coordinator to document and assess their individual accessibility needs and warranted accommodations.
Items to consider such as extended time, scheduling interpreters for meeting with tutors, advising, as well as, all activities that are part of a student's college experience must be made through the DHHSS program coordinator and are based upon a student's individual need and ADA mandates.
Contact the office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Student Services (DHHSS) at 502.213.4218 to arrange an appointment to meet with the program manager.
Meeting with the Disability Resource Manager is the first step in the accommodation process.
When you come for your appointment bring either a copy of an audiogram or a physician s statement that discloses your degree of hearing loss. Accommodations cannot be granted without appropriate documentation.
Complete an Intake interview with the program coordinator.
Activate your free student email account, 24-48 hours AFTER you register for classes, and maintain it properly.
All Jefferson campuses rely fully upon the KCTCS Internet in order to maintain close contact with its students. Deaf and Hard of Hearing Student Services will use the KCTCS Internet system to communicate with the students it serves.