Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Eligibility for Services

A person is eligible for communication facilitation (CF) if he:

  1. is considered a person with a disability,
  2. has identified himself to the institution through Disability Resources or other avenues on campus;
  3. has presented appropriate documentation regarding the disability to the institution as required by Disability Resources, and
  4. needs accommodation(s)

Disability Definition
Section 504 defines a person with a disability as a person:

  1. with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities,
  2. who has a record of the disability, OR
  3. who is regarded as having the disability.

In order to receive services in any given semester, the student must inform the College well in advance of the term's beginning so that an interpreter or other services may be set up. This process can take up to eight weeks, particularly if Vocational Rehabilitation is involved. Please be sure to make an appointment with Disability Resources at 406-447-6952/6903 or email at e.stearnssims@umhelena.edu as soon as possible. If a student does not request services in a timely manner, they may not be available when the student needs them.