Students registered with the DRC requesting an interpreter for an academic related activity outside of class should follow the Interpreter Services, Policies, and Guidelines.
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides sign language interpreter services for UGA students who are registered with the DRC and have interpreter services as an approved academic accommodation. These interpreter services are provided for academic related activities only. If interpreters are needed for the staff, faculty, or the general public, or if the event is not academic in nature, University departments can hire interpreters through the following agencies.
Sign Language Interpreting Specialists (SLIS) 770-531-0700
Georgia Interpreting Services Network (GISN) 404-521-9100
Absolute Quality Interpreting (AQI) 813-785-1214
It is recommended that interpreters be hired as early as possible to ensure their availability. An access statement can be added to event literature to help facilitate this. Sample access statements can be seen here.
For more information about each unit’s responsibility for providing equal access, contact UGA’s ADA/Section 504 Coordinator, Janyce Dawkins- firstname.lastname@example.org