Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) exist to provide equal educational access and opportunity to Deaf and Hard of Hearing students through the provision of professional interpreting, speech to text, and advising services.


The goals of DHHS are to assist Deaf and Hard of Hearing students to:


• persist in their education to graduation or transfer
• develop self-advocacy skills
• achieve independence through access to all Valencia programs and services


In order to achieve these goals, we strive to work collaboratively with all members of the campus community.

Accessibility Resources adheres to strict right-to-privacy guidelines and ethical standards, including the NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Educational information may be shared with Broward faculty and staff on a need to know basis according to FERPA guidelines. No information will be divulged to any outside parties without proper releases.

  • Interpreters
  • CART real-time speech-to-text transcription
  • Voice Recognition speech-to-text transcription
  • Assistive Listening Device loans
  • Collaboration with Accessibility Resources to provide assistance with admission, educational and career plans, course selection, and registration

  • Before you register for classes.
  • After you register for classes to request services.
  • If you need an interpreter for a special event (meeting, tutoring, other activity).
  • If you are having a hard time in a class.
  • If you want to withdraw from a class.
  • If you will miss a class or special event and need to cancel your interpreter or speech to text provider.
  • If you have a problem with your services (for example, if you are not satisfied with your interpreter, speech to text provider, or notetaker).
  • If you have a problem with your accommodations.

Service Provider Request

Please make your request at least 3 business days in advance. If you make your request less than 3 business days in advance we will do our best, but cannot guarantee that a service provider will be available. Making a request on Friday afternoon for Monday morning does not constitute 72 business hours notice. The Accessibility Resources office closes at 4:00 PM on Friday and opens again at 8:00 AM on Monday.

Interpreter or CART Request Form

Report an Accessibility Issue/Suggest an Improvement

Please use this form to report an accessibility issue/suggest an improvement. If you are a perspective or current student who is looking for academic accommodations or need to contact your Accessibility Resources coordinator, please visit the Accessibility Resources website instead of using this form.