Support Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students
Collegiate Education for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program (CEDHH)
Northwestern Connecticut Community College offers support services and courses for students who are deaf and/or hard of hearing through the Collegiate Education for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program (CEDHH). CEDHH assures that deaf and hard of hearing students have full access to Northwestern’s academic offerings by providing a comprehensive array of support services including but not limited to: academic tutoring, advisement, placement testing, consultation and training by a staff communication specialist, sign language or oral interpreting for academic classes and co-curricular activities, notetakers for classes, live classroom captioning, counseling, and specialized remedial and developmental courses in English and mathematics. In addition, CEDHH also supports a popular student organization at NCCC: the Northwest Deaf Club.
CEDHH main offices are located at Founders Hall Rm 102. In addition to CEDHH staff, a number of faculty, professional and classified staff members have sign language skills and can assist students. Interpreters for any college function or meeting may be requested by contacting the CEDHH Interpreter Coordinator.
A videophone booth is available for use in the lobby of Green Woods Hall near the multipurpose room. The videophone allows deaf and hard of hearing individuals to speak directly to others by use of a qualified trained interpreter through video relay services.
If you are interested in learning more about Northwestern Connecticut Community College and the support services provided for deaf and hard of hearing students, please contact:
Gary Greco, Director