The OAS provides sign language interpretation to students who qualify and are registered with the OAS. This service includes interpretation for classes, study groups, advising, lectures, theater performances, and other Florida State sponsored activities. The interpreter will accommodate the needs of deaf/hard of hearing individuals with respect to their preferred mode of communication.
Sign language interpretation for other university department events can be arranged on an “as available” basis. Requesting sign language interpretation from the OAS does not guarantee that the staff interpreter will be able to interpret. In such situations the interpreter will assist departments in finding and hiring a contractor for the event.
Interpreter requests for events lasting less than three (3) hours require at least 48 hours advance notice. Requests submitted with less than 48 hours notice cannot be guaranteed and will be considered on a case-by case basis contingent on the availability of the interpreter. Interpreter requests for events lasting longer than three (3) hours (e.g. conferences, training, etc.) require at least 2 weeks advance notice in order for our office to determine the appropriate accommodations.
*Note: In the event that interpreters are not available, other appropriate services will be considered (e.g.CART, UbiDuo, FM System, or other supportive technology).
If you have any questions or need assistance please contact:
Josephine Sondossi, Sign Language Interpreter and Hard of Hearing Liaison
Office Phone: 850.644.9566