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Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services

Deaf/hard of hearing services

Welcome to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) at Santa Monica College (SMC)!

 
Come study at the #1 transfer college in the state, located in beautiful Santa Monica, less than two miles from the beach.  DHHS has been assisting Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing students achieve success with their educational goals since 1991.  Our program offers a variety of top quality services and accommodations to ensure full access to SMC’s academic classes, events and co-curricular activities.  Accommodations can include:
  • Sign Language Interpreters
  • Real-Time Captionists
  • Notetakers
  • Academic and personal counseling
  • Assisted Listening Devices
  • Test accommodations (extended time, separate testing room)
  • Videophone (current students with access card)
In order to request any support services, you must be enrolled at both SMC and Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS).
 
To enroll in DSPS, come visit our office with medical proof of your disability and fill out our Application for Student Services
 
Request an interpreter    Request a captionist
 

Inform DHHS of cancellation of services    Provide DHHS your contact information

Know your rights and responsibilities as a DHHS student
 

 

​HELPFUL INFO FOR DEAF STUDENTS

 

HELPFUL INFO FOR FACULTY/STAFF

  
More assistance regarding media captioning:
--For eCollege media captioning needs, contact Christine Miller, 310-434-3765
--For all other media captioning needs, contact Tom Peters, 310-434-8706
 

 

DHHS Contact Information

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Supervisor
JoAn Joseph-Peters
VP: 424-238-1642
Voice: 310-434-8452
 
DSPS Front Office
Voice: 310-434-4265
Fax: 310-434-4272
​Location
Disabled Students Programs and Services
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
1900 Pico Boulevard
Student Services 101
Santa Monica, CA 90405
 
We are located in the Disabled Students Programs and Services Office, on the north side of the main campus, near Pico Blvd and the Admissions Complex.