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.
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.
Accessible Learning Services
Accessible Learning Services provides academic supports and services for GBC students with physical, sensory, learning, medical or mental health disabilities.
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 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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
ASL Interpreter for Deaf Employees
Monique LeDrew is the George Brown College ASL interpreter for Deaf staff and college events. You can email Monique at Mledrew1@georgebrown.ca or by phone at 416-415-5000 x6236. (For Deaf students in college courses, please contact Sharon Bartley at email@example.com)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.