While the college remains closed to ensure the health and safety of our community during COVID-19, you can connect with us for scheduling and questions relating to deaf and hard of hearing services for online and alternate format academic delivery through the emails below:
Register for Accessible Learning Services
We are dedicated to providing equal access to education for all Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Our office provides Sign Language interpreters, Intervenors and Computerized Notetakers. Services are available for full-time or part-time programs, group work related to your courses, college-related appointments (meeting with professors, financial aid, Counselling etc.), college workshops, events and more.
To access these services at GBC, students must register with Accessible Learning Services (ALS).
Providing your schedule in a timely manner will help us meet your accommodation needs. To request services email your timetable to the appropriate coordinator:
To request service for accommodations outside the classroom, please submit a request form.
Services for Students
Specially-trained notetakers transcribe what's going on in the classroom to a computer monitor so you can see it in real-time. They will also provide you with an edited copy of the notes within 24 hours.
Sign Language Interpreters
The Interpreter's role is to facilitate communication between American Sign Language (ASL) and English so that you can interact fully with your hearing classmates and professors, and they with you.
Intervenors act as your 'eyes and ears' if you are deafblind, using modified sign language techniques:
- Close-contact - a technique that allows for restricted visual fields and proximity requirements.
- Tactile - a communication method in which the receiver's hands are placed lightly upon the hands of the signer to perceive the signs.
How else do we support students & employees?
Learn more about additional services that are available around the college for both students and employees.
Are you looking for ways to support Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in your classes? Check out our resources or get in touch!