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ASL-English Interpreter/Captionist/Transcriber Handbook

Grossmont College DSP&S

The Mission Statement of Grossmont College DSP&S:

"We are committed to empowering people with disabilities with strategies for life-long learning as we create a partnership with our students in their pursuit of academic excellence and personal enrichment."

The DSP&S Departments located at each of the Grossmont College and Cuyamaca College campuses have been established to accommodate the academic and support needs of students with disabilities, as mandated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008. The DSP&S Department offers eligible students access to a variety of specialized support services and assistive equipment. These services are intended to accommodate students with disabilities in regular college programs and activities.

Through your employment with Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSP&S), you will become acquainted with Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (GCCCD) and the many resources available to Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) students. DSP&S provides various kinds of assistance to students with disabilities seeking higher education such as equipment loans, note-taking assistance, Real-time Captioning (RTC), test taking accommodations, resources to Access Print, Sign Language Interpreters, and adapted exercise science classes.

The DSP&S Core Staff & Faculty at Grossmont College Campus:

  • Cindi Posada: Student Services Specialist, Front Staff
  • Marlene Barr: DSP&S Counselor
  • Scott Barr: DSP&S Counselor & EOPS Counselor
  • William Bown: Student Services Specialist/Assistive Technology Center
  • Pam Camp: Instructional Lab Assistant/Exercise Science & Wellness
  • Carl J. Fielden: Learning Disability Specialist/ATC & VRC Coordinator
  • Larry January: Learning Disability Specialist
  • Dr. Patrice Braswell: DSP&S Coordinator
  • Will Pines: Alternate Media / Assistive Computer Technology Specialist
  • Trang (Jane) Nguyen: Speciality Lab Technician II / Alternate Media Services
  • Denise Robertson: DSP&S Interpreter Coordinator/Real-time Captioning
  • Ed Schumacher: Instructional Lab Assistant/Exercise Science & Wellness
  • Janet Shipstead: Student Services Assistant/DSP&S Testing

The Grossmont DSP&S Office hours: Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Friday from 9:00 AM - 12 PM.

Building 60-120
619-644-7112 (Main Office)
619-567-7712 (Videophone)
619-644-7980 (Fax)

The interpreting office contact information is: (619) 644-7499 voice/msg., (619) 933-8191 cell/text, or email Denise Robertson at:

The policies and procedures of this handbook are for American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters, Captionists and Transcribers working for GCCCD. In order to provide the best quality services of Interpreting, Real-time Captioning (RTC), and TypeWell or C-Print, this handbook serves as a guideline. The use of the word, "Interpreter/Captionist" in this handbook refers to all service providers (Interpreters, Transcribers, Captionists, etc.) working with DHH students. If you have any questions, concerns, or clarification needs, please contact the DSP&S Interpreter Coordinator at extension 7499.

This Interpreter/Captionist Handbook is available in alternative formats upon request by calling DSP&S at: (619) 644-7112 or 644-7852 voice.
Last Updated: 09/25/2017
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