Sign Language Interpreter Services: Policy and Procedures
Sign language interpreter services for Binghamton University students are administered
through the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office. Students with severe
hearing impairments are eligible for services in class, during internships, for meetings
with faculty or professional staff, and during campus events. Interpreter services
will also be provided, as necessary to facilitate communication between student applicants
and university staff. Disability documentation is usually required.
Incoming students who require sign language interpreter services must contact our
office as far before the semester as possible. Returning students, who are already
registered with our office should submit their course schedules as soon as they have
registered for the following semester. Service requests should include:
Course schedule information
Dates, times and locations of service needs for out-of-class activities, as soon as
the students become aware of them.
Advance notice of your specific sign language interpreter needs is critical to our
ability to recruit qualified interpreters for the dates and times during which you
require this service.
Sign Language Interpreter Services for programs and services outside of the academic
component are the responsibility of the entity sponsoring the event. Please contact
our office for more detailed information on hiring sign language interpreters.