Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Language Access–Deaf and Hard of Hearing 

In partnership with our families and our community, Austin ISD's mission is to prepare every student with the knowledge and skills to thrive in college, career, and life.

The Special Education team ensures children who receive special education services are provided with access to a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. We are committed to ensuring students with disabilities receive maximum access to the general education curriculum through a continuum of services and the use of inclusive evidence-based practices.

To bridge the communication gap often experienced by deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) individuals, the Austin ISD Office of Translation and Interpretation in conjunction with the Special Education Department offers an array of services to ensure all our students are successful in school. Once a child is enrolled and you have visited the campus the Special Education Team will work with you to provide services.

Current Students

If you are currently enrolled in an Austin ISD School please reach out to the Assistant Principal assigned to you. This to request additional services for tutoring or after-hour events. Remember that we need a minimum of 5 business days to be able to provide interpretation services for an event outside school hours. We will try our best to schedule last-minute requests, but we are unable to guarantee that our vendors will be able to find a provider. Please submit your request as soon as you can.

Are you visiting an Austin ISD Campus?

Are you visiting one of our schools, attending a school event, or watching your child’s performance at the school or the PAC and need interpreting Services?

Please email the Austin ISD person hosting the event or contact us via Let’s Talk (go to the bottom and click on Contact Campus by Text and select the school your child is attending) so we know you are coming and we can make the appropriate arrangements.

Arrangements for an interpreter can ONLY be requested by an Austin ISD staff. Please make sure to contact an Austin ISD Staff member with as much time as possible to try and make accommodations. We ask for a minimum of 5 business days to be able to provide interpretation services for an event for the family. We will try our best to schedule last-minute requests, but we are unable to guarantee that our vendors will be able to find a provider with short notice.