Sign Language Interpreters
One of the least understood provisions of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the requirement that government agencies, places of public accommodation, and in some instances private employers, furnish auxiliary aids, including qualified sign language interpreters, to people with sensory deficits.
ADA seeks to insure accessibility for deaf people by guaranteeing the right to an interpreter at no cost to them in a variety of settings including educational settings.
Westchester Community College (WCC) is committed to ensuring equal access to all persons with disabilities. All WCC offices will provide sign language interpreters to individuals who need and request them. WCC currently contracts with over 15 sign language interpreters who serve as independent contractors and provide interpreting services to the deaf and hard of hearing populations.
Scheduling sign language interpreters
For more information about scheduling sign language interpreters for classes or a given event, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. or text your request to 845-654-5038 (cell).
Sign language interpreters/employment
If you are a sign language interpreter and would be interested in working with Westchester Community College through a vendor’s contract agreement, please contact:
Counselor for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Sign Language Interpreter Coordinator
Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road, Classroom Building, Room 3
Valhalla, NY 10595
(914) 606-6236 (V)
(845) 654-5038 (cell)