Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services FAQs
- Does VSU have a program for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students?
- How do I get into VSU?
- I've been accepted to VSU. Now what?
- What is "documentation" and why do I need it?
- I'm a current student. How do I request accommodations for my classes?
- I'm not sure what accommodations I should request. What do I do?
- What needs to be done to get captions on a video or other audiovisual material?
All students must meet VSU's entrance requirements; however, students who are D/HH may be eligible for a substitution for the Foreign Language component. Students transferring from another institution have slightly different entrance requirements.
Students must "register" with the Access Office by submitting their documentation --letters from a doctor or audiologist that support the accommodations requested. Once your documentation has been received, the Coordinator will contact you to schedule an intake interview so that you can plan your accommodations.
At this link you will find a step-by-step process for requesting accommodations, including interpreters, notetakers, and other classroom accommodations.
- Click here to view a list of the most commonly requested accommodations.
- Don't find what you're looking for here? Email the Access office staff your questions, comments, or concerns.
The Access Office will assist in obtaining captioned copies of videos in order to ensure the accessibility of any audiovisual materials that may used for instruction. If this material is not available in a captioned/accessible format, the Access Office Staff may provide a transcript of the video. To request captioning of a video please fill out the Captioning Request form.