Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) proudly provides Deaf and hard-of-hearing students with access to services including Sign Language Interpreting, Real-Time Captioning, note-taking services, and an Assistive Listening Device (ALD) loan program to promote language equality, empower students, and assist them in the attainment of their academic and vocational goals.

All new students requesting DRC services and accommodations will meet with a DRC counselor for a Welcome Session. Students requesting services such as ASL interpreting, real-time captioning, and other hearing loss-related services will next meet with the Supervisor of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing services for an orientation of real-time services.

Interpreting, real-time captioning, and closed captioning requests take time to schedule and process. Please turn in your accommodations requests using MyDRC immediately after registering for classes. Why? Students who register early will have more class options to choose from. Students who turn in their accommodations and service requests early give our staff more time to secure these real-time services, supporting language access needs most successfully. A delay in requesting accommodations and services can result in a delay in the onset of these services.

Palomar Resources:

List of Campus Ubi-Duos
List of Public VideoPhones on Campus
ASL Lab (a voice-off, Deaf-friendly environment on campus)

Community Resources for the Deaf:

Deaf Community Services of San Diego
Department of Rehabilitation
Employment Development Department
National Association of the Deaf


ASL Interpreter Request Form
Real-Time Captioning (CART) Request Form
Classroom Video Closed Captioning Request Form
Event/Meeting ASL Interpreter Request Form
Event/Meeting Real-Time Captioning (CART) Request Form