Sign language interpreting for university events

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) coordinates highly skilled, certified, and experienced interpreter(s). Each request will be reviewed for length and complexity of the assignment in order to determine the number of interpreters needed to ensure nterpretation for deaf and hard of hearing clients and maintain occupational safety standards.

Available to

Kent State University campus community events. 

Students needing an interpreter accommodation for an onground or online course should contact SAS at or 330-672-3391.
Starting November 1, 2019 all employee and staff interpreting requests will be directoed to Human Resources. 


SAS requires a written notification of cancellation no less than 48 hours prior to requested assignment; otherwise, the requester will be charged the full amount.

  • Assignments requests made with at least two full business days are billed at $65/hour 2 hour minimum (per interpreter);
  • Assignments that occur before or after normal business hours of 8:00-5:00 M-F are billed at an additional $10/hour;
  • A minimum 1 hour travel fee will be assessed;
  • Billing is processed via inter-departmental charge index (IDC);

What happens next

SAS will review and respond to requests during regular business hours, Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, within 2 business days. A final confirmation email will be sent once an interpreter is assigned to the event.