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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Interpreting, transliteration, transcription services, note-taking and assistive listening devices are all services that could be provided to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students.

All services provided to deaf and hard of hearing UMBC students are coordinated through SDS’s Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Coordinator, Michael Canale. For more information please contact:

Interpreting Requests

UMBC’s Student Disability Services (SDS) is able to coordinate interpreters/transcribers and/or related services for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. A minimum of 2 business days are needed to fulfill interpreting requests. Please complete the Interpreter/Transcriber Form for UMBC Students.

Campus visitors who need an interpreter or transcriber should make their request known to the department they will be visiting 2 weeks in advance. UMBC departments needing an interpreter or transcriber (or related services) should coordinate with SDS 2 weeks in advance by completing the Interpreter Request Form for Departments/Events, but may contact the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Coordinator at any time during the semester when assistance is needed.

Type of Services

Sign Language Interpreting

Cued Speech Transliteration

Transcription Services

Captioning Services 

Additional Resources

Maryland Governor’s Office of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (ODHH),

Pepnet 2 Deaf and Hard of Hearing,

National Cued Speech Association (NCSA),

National Association of the Deaf –

National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers – 

Take Control of Your Online Learning –