Additional College Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Anna Lee, American Sign Language (ASL) - English Interpreter Program graduate, sits at a table while interpreting with others.

What are some other ways we can help?

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services provide a variety of accommodations for courses and course-related activities for registered Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.

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The college also has other services for Deaf students and/or programs related to the Deaf. We have tried to list many of them here for your convenience.

Student Services

Accessible Learning Services

Accessible Learning Services provides academic supports and services for GBC students with physical, sensory, learning, medical or mental health disabilities. 

ASL Basics

The ASL Basics sessions are student-led opportunities to learn basic ASL vocabulary and practice signing with other George Brown students. Tutors are also available. Please contact Vanita Dama (Vanita.Dama@georgebrown.ca) for more information.

Counselling

Counselling and Student Well-being Services offer a wide range of free and confidential services and programs that may be able to assist you. Deaf students can email letstalk@georgebrown.ca and request to speak to a counsellor online with an interpreter.

Peer Mentor +

Peer Mentor + is a support service for all George Brown College students at all campuses. They help students become part of a caring and supportive community.

Employee Resources

Accessible Media Office

Captioned media displays the audio portion as text on screen. All media resources purchased and used in the college must be captioned. Contact the Accessible Media Co-ordinator, Anne Villahermosa, at avillahe@georgebrown.ca

Programs

Academic Upgrading for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults

The program is for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students who want to upgrade their English, ASL and Math for success in further education, training or employment. Email deafupgrading@georgebrown.ca for more information on how to apply

American Sign Language & Deaf Studies Program

This program is open to both Deaf and non-deaf students and provides intensive training in American Sign Language (ASL) and English.

Bachelor of Interpretation Program

The Bachelor of Interpretation (American Sign Language – English) prepares graduates to work as qualified interpreters.