Hearing Disabilities

The Office of Disability Access works to provide reasonable access and an inclusive environment to UNT students who identify as d/Deaf, Deaf-Blind, or Hard-of-Hearing. Reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to the following:

  • American Sign Language Interpreters
  • CART Services
  • Closed Captioning for information presented in an audio or video format
  • Advanced copies of PowerPoints or Handouts
  • Reserved seat in the front of the class
  • Assistive listening devices

Students who identify as d/Deaf, Deaf-Blind, or Hard-of-Hearing may access services by submitting an ODA Registration form along with their most recent Audiogram. Students may also submit a Certificate of Deafness/Tuition Waiver from the State of Texas if eligibility has been determined by the Department of Health and Human Services.  Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis and factor in each student’s request, documentation from a qualified healthcare provider, and history. 

Service providers are assigned for classes after a qualified student fills out a Semester Request for service providers. Service Providers for academic related activities or events may also be requested.  Accommodations for University or Non-Academic event (lectures, events, extra-curricular) should be requested through the hosting department.

d/Deaf Connect - A program for d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing students that was established to provide community necessary for our students to thrive both culturally and academically. This program meets periodically throughout each semester with meetings varying from chat sessions to informational meetings from UNT Campus Resource offices.  This program has been helpful in introducing incoming d/Deaf and Hard of hearing students to fellow students, the UNT campus and various campus resources.

Helpful Links:

NAD www.nad.org

RID    www.rid.org   

TAD   www.txad.org

DHHS www.hhs.texas.gov