As a Deaf student at WSU, there are services available to you through the Office of Disability Services. With these services you have rights as well as responsibilities.
Our office provides many services to allow you access to WSU classes and programs. However, it is important to remember that instructors will not make exceptions for you in terms of classroom policies and procedures because you are deaf. It is your responsibility to attend class in the manner outlined by your instructor.
For each service we provide, there are procedures to be followed and forms to be completed. It is up to you, the consumer, to follow through and make sure you understand our office procedures. If you have questions or are unclear about our policies, procedures or available services, it is up to you to come in and ask or call our office. You can reach us at 316-978-6972 (voice) or 316-854-3032 (videophone).
Students have the right to qualified interpreters. If you feel your educational needs are not being met due to the skills of your interpreter, you should:
Every student receiving services through the Office of Disability Services is required to sign up for services each semester they will be attending WSU. Signing up for services will allow us to provide interpreters and other accommodations for your classes. To request an interpreter for any situation other than regularly scheduled classes you will need to fill out an Interpreter Request Form located on our web page.
Keep in mind the following when requesting interpreters: