How to Request an Interpreter or Real-time Captioner - Interpreting and Accommodation Services

For Students in Mainstream Classes

  1. Register for classes with your counselor
  2. Your counselor will inform the Interpreting and Accommodation Services Director of your class schedule and interpreting needs and preferences
  3. Read the Deaf Student Handbook

For Committees, Meetings, or Extra-curricular Activities

  1. Get all the important information:

    • Who (Who is the request for?)
    • What? (What is the nature of the request?)
    • Where? (where will the event take place?)
    • Time? (Very important…Starting Time and Ending Time)

  2. Inform the Interpreting and Accommodation Services Director, Room 7223, Building 7, second floor, Fremont campus (Fremont campus map).

    • All requests must be sent to the Interpreting and Accommodation Services Director at least one week before the date of the event to acquire an interpreter.

For Outside of Ohlone, Non-Academic Requests

  1. Get all the important information:

    • Who (Who is the request for?)
    • What? (What is the nature of the request?)
    • Where? (where will the event take place?)
    • Time? (Very important…Start Time and Ending Time). Normally, if over an hour and 15 minutes, you will need to get two interpreters.
    • Contact person, include this information:
      • First and Last Name
      • Telephone Number
      • Email Address
      • Pay Level
  2. If you are requesting that Ohlone College provide interpreters for outside events, we don't, but we can post it. This is not a guarantee of quality, or any committment to fill the assignment. The assignment may go unfilled, due to our own internal schedules at the college there may not be an interpreter free at the time you need. There are also area agencies listed that you can contact and contract with for interpreting services.

    Interpreting Service Agencies:

    Don't be discouraged by the area codes they all service the entire Bay Area and each have their own pool of interpreters.