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Santa Monica College|Student Services|Disability Resources|Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services

Deaf/hard of hearing services

Welcome to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) at Santa Monica College (SMC)!

Come study at the #1 transfer college in the state, located in beautiful Santa Monica, less than two miles from the beach.  DHHS has been assisting Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing students achieve success with their educational goals since 1991.  Our program offers a variety of top quality services and accommodations to ensure full access to SMC’s academic classes, events and co-curricular activities.  Accommodations can include:
  • Sign Language Interpreters
  • Real-Time Captionists
  • Note takers
  • Academic and personal counseling
  • Assisted Listening Devices
  • Test accommodations (extended time, separate testing room)
  • Videophone (current students with access card)
In order to request any support services you must:
·         Enroll in SMC course(s)
·         Complete DSPS application
·         Meet with DSPS counselor to plan classes
·         Provide documentation verifying your disability
·         Complete the Authorization for Sign Language Interpreter/Real Time Captioner form
·         Sign the Students Rights and Responsibilities for Interpreting/Captioning Services

Students are responsible for requesting services and accommodations every term, well before the semester begins or as soon as you enroll in classes in order to best ensure and facilitate timely service delivery.
In order to request any support services, you must be enrolled at both SMC and Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS).
To enroll in DSPS, come visit our office with medical proof of your disability and fill out our Application for Student Services




More assistance regarding media captioning:
--For eCollege media captioning needs, contact Christine Miller, 310-434-3765
--For all other media captioning needs, contact Tom Peters, 310-434-8706


DHHS Contact Information

Interim DHH Supervisor 
Denise Henninger
Text: (818) 570-3813 
DHH voice: (310) 434-4497
VP: (424) 238-16435
DSPS Front Office
DSPS: (310) 434-4265
Fax: (310) 434-4272
Disabled Students Programs and Services
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
1900 Pico Boulevard
Student Services 101
Santa Monica, CA 90405
We are located in the Disabled Students Programs and Services Office, on the north side of the main campus, near Pico Blvd and the Admissions Complex.