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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services


Many individuals with hearing disabilities use a variety of communication methods, including: lipreading, amplification, American Sign Language (ASL) and Computer Assisted Real Time Captioning (CART).


Guests and visitors seeking an accommodation for a hearing impairment at a University activity or event are encouraged to contact the University department or office that is hosting or coordinating the activity or event prior to attending. Guests and visitors may also contact the Office of Institutional Equity at 860-486-2943 or for assistance. Please note, sufficient notice may be required to allow enough time to coordinate an accommodation.


Guests or visitors seeking an ASL Interpreter or Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) may request services via the University of Connecticut Interpreting Services or contact the Interpreter Coordinator at 860-486-2020 or


Assistive Listening Equipment 

The most common assistive listening device is a Frequency Modulated System, often referred to as an FM System. The instructor/presenter wears a small microphone close to his/her mouth which then sends his/her voice to the receiver worn by an individual. An FM system may be made available as an accommodation where needed. Most public assembly areas provide assistive listening equipment and is made available upon request.

Guests and visitors are welcome to contact the Office of Institutional Equity at 860-486-2943 or for further assistance or with any questions related to assistive listening equipment.