ASL Interpreter Request Form

When you need an ASL Interpreter, we appreciate as much advance notice as possible for coordinating schedules on the Interpreter's calendar. You will receive a confirmation email that your request form has been received, then DSS will contact you for additional information and scheduling.  ASL Interpreter Request Form (note that this link takes you to another page).

Unless this request is cancelled more than 24 hours in advance, charges will still be applied for the Interpreters (per vendor contract/billing policy). Note, typically, two Interpreters are assigned for jobs that are more than 1 hour in length.

Providing ASL Interpreters for an event

Be sure to include anaccessibility noticeon all event advertising that lets people know how to make a request for ASL Interpreting or other accommodation needs. 

Please remember that DSS assists with coordinating the ASL Interpreters schedule, but does not cover the cost for a public event. Individual departments or entities sponsoring events need to have an accommodation budget to cover any related costs. This responsibility is part of the campus-wide commitment to theresponsibility of ensuring equal access.

For a quote prior to scheduling interpreters, please call (907) 786-4545


Providing Captioning

Captioning Requests

For all students at the University of Alaska it is important that video material presented have appropriate captioning. For faculty and staff who need assistance with captioning videos, please fill out a captioning request form.

Other Options for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students

 For students who cannot hear what is happening in the classroom it is important to provide meaningful access to what is happening in real time. Several options exist to meet this need:
  • ASL Interpreters (On-Site or Remote) 
  • TypeWell Transcribers (On-Site or Remote)
  • Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART)
  • Assistive Technology
  • Sometimes students request that an instructor or professor wear a wireless microphone to amplify the sound for an FM listening system. Other times a student may ask that an optical overhead be used so that documents being read out loud in the classroom can be simultaneously viewed on screen. If you have a student who experiences hearing loss in your class and you have questions please contact DSS at 786-4536 V/TTY.