Sign Language Interpreting Services

  1. Deaf and/or hard of hearing students who require interpreting services, amplification support and/or accommodations should contact Maria Ortado, Interpreter Coordinator, in room U218, 910-362-7098. NC Relay Service for Video Phone or TTY: Dial 7-1-1.
  2. Students working with the N.C. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services are encouraged to inform DSS to enable coordination of services.
  3. Students requesting services should provide CFCC with documentation of their disability (such as an audiogram), functional limitations, and requested accommodations. CFCC will work to ensure access, but 4 weeks’ notice is preferred in order to establish all accommodations for the first day of classes.
  4. Once enrolled, Students must communicate with their assigned interpreter(s) regarding any changes in their class and/or tutoring schedules. Students are expected to notify DSS and their interpreter(s) 24 hours in advance of a schedule change or absence. Repeated failures to provide timely notification will result in a mandatory counseling meeting with the Director of Disability Support Services and the Interpreter Coordinator.
  5. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the tutoring support services provided by the Learning Lab. Interpreting services for tutoring will be provided upon request.
  6. When last minute interpreter coverage is logistically impossible or temporarily unavailable, DSS will arrange for alternative accommodations such as videotaping of class or other reasonable/effective services as suggested by the student and/or teacher.

Office locations and hours:

Monday – Friday, 8 am-5 pm

Phone (910) 362-7800
For NC Relay Service for Video Phone or TTY: Dial 7-1-1
Fax: (910) 362-7113

Disability Support Services (DSS) is available at all CFCC locations.

DSS at the Downtown Campus location is in Union Station, Suite 218.

Please call (910) 362-7800 in order to schedule an appointment to be seen at the North Campus location (McKeithan Center, 100H), the Alston W. Burke Center at Surf City Center location or the Burgaw Center location.

Refer to CFCC’s Campus Maps and Driving Directions webpage for campus location information.