By: Cathy Poston
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH) program was established at CCC in 1988 in response to a demand for comprehensive services for students who are deaf and hard of hearing at a postsecondary level in the state of NJ. The NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services provides partial funding for student support services.
Support services are provided upon meeting with the student advisor specialist and providing the proper documentation. The proper documentation that needs to be provided includes:
- a completed application to the college
- a high school or college transcript
- a current audiogram (administered within the last 3 years)
Support services include:
- Advisement/Transition Counseling accessible in ASL (American Sign Language)
- Note taking
- C-Print Captioning
- Assistive Listening Devices
- Financial Aid Assistance
Currently there are 35 D/HH students having services provided to them and 2 of them will be graduating in May of 2011.