Deaf and hard-of-hearing students are very much a part of campus life at SUNY Broome. The role of the interpreter is crucial to the success of students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. The interpreter is viewed as part of the educational team. In addition to providing the communication access for students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing to interact with teachers and hearing students in classes; interpreters also make it possible for students to gain access to all school activities and services. The Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students provides access for deaf and hard-of-hearing students and members of the community to all programs and activities at the college. Interpreters and note-takers are provided for classes and for conferences in any campus office. In addition, interpreting services are available for any student club activities, athletic or cultural events.
Students with a hearing loss may benefit from these other services:
- Personal listening devices (We have devices available stand alone and those that work with hearing aids)
- Captioning (If you are having problems with UN-captioned materials come see us)
- Other (If you have needs you don’t see addressed here please come have that discussion with us.)
The program office is located in L-206. The office provides a space for deaf and hard of hearing students, and interpreters to gather for study, testing and other common purposes. This is intended to be a deaf friendly area and is equipped with a Sorenson VRS video relay system.
Contact: (607)778-5641 / (607)778-5150 or (607)238-2714 (VP) or e-mail Patricia Maslar at email@example.com.