Arizona Western College provides interpreting services for classes, related academic requirements, and non-academic out-of-class activities that are sponsored by the college.
Arizona Western College has three highly qualified staff interpreters all licenced with ACDHH (Arizona Commision for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing). We also have VRI (Video Remote Interpreting) through a freelance company in Pheonix that we can use as needed depending on the schedule.
Students requesting sign language interpreter services must meet with the ARS coordinator to discuss his/her needs and to sign an agreement acknowledging familiarity with related policies.
Students using interpreting services are encouraged to register during the priority registration period and to submit requests for services to the ARS coordinator as soon as possible after registration to ensure there will be services provided. Last minute changes to a student’s schedule may result in an inability to provide interpreting services; therefore, it is important to meet with the coordinator with any schedule changes.
All non-classroom requests (including meetings with professors or group meetings with other students for projects or assignments) also should be made as far in advance as possible using the Interpreter Request form, but at least five business days in advance. Last-minute requests cannot be guaranteed, although attempts will always be made to secure interpreter services. The college is not responsible for any interpreting services other than those approved by ARS. Cancellations must be made at least three business days (72 hours) in advance.
Interpreting Accommodation Handbook
Online! Sign Language Interpreter Request Form