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Interpreter Services

Any individual (student, employee, or visitor) who uses American Sign Language (ASL) as a primary source of communication may request interpreting services from Disability Support Services (DSS).  DSS hires, supervises, and schedules qualified sign language interpreters and transcribers for a variety of events and settings such as class lectures, labs, class discussions, meetings with instructors or advisors, student affairs, commencement ceremonies, and other university functions. 

Requests for interpreter services can be made through individual coordinators (for current students) or by emailing (for general requests).

  • Requests made with less than 48 hour notice cannot be guaranteed coverage.

  • Instructors with deaf/hard-of-hearing students in their courses will receive email notification.

Students are responsible for contacting DSS if they do not plan to attend class or other scheduled events for which services have been arranged to allow for timely notification and cancellation of services. If interpreters are not notified in advance of a cancellation, they are paid for the entire class period as well as for mileage and/or travel if not notified before travel occurs. For this reason, failure of a student to show up for three classes without notifying designated staff may result in suspension of interpreting services.  Services may be reinstated once the student has met with their coordinator to review DSS policies and procedures for interpreting services.

DSS also provides sign language interpreters upon request for visiting family and friends attending UW- sponsored events and activities and who communicate using sign language.  Students wishing to arrange for private interpreting services, for which they are responsible for payment, may utilize the DSS office for assistance in contacting qualified interpreters.

To request an interpreter, please complete the Request Interpreter or Transriber Services Form.

For Deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals interested in transcribing services, please refer to Transcribing Services.

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Disability Support Services

University of Wyoming

Dept. 3135, 1000 E. University Ave.

109 Knight Hall

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307 766-3073

TeleType: 307 766-3073

Fax: 307 766-3298


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