Faculty, Staff, Department, and Campus Event: Sign Language Interpreter/Captioning Services Request

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NOTE: This information is for departments or campus events; not courses or academic programs for which such services are required by University of Montana students with disabilities.

Sign Language Interpreting and Captioning Services are available for university events both on and off campus.  Faculty, staff, and campus event organizers can request these services to ensure that their events are accessible for all participants including deaf and hard-of hearing individuals.    

To secure services, the request should be submitted as far in advance as possible; at least three (3) business days in advance of the requested date of service. Last minute quests cannot be guaranteed, through attempts will be made to secure interpreting/captioning services.    

The cost for interpreters and captioning services for university events, which are open to the public, is the responsibility of the hosting unit or entity.  

For off-campus events, travel expenses for the interpreters/captionists will be charged.  The University of Montana travel guidelines and procedures are used to calculate these travel expenses.            

To cancel the services, notify Disability Services at least 24 business hours (Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) in advance to avoid any charges. 


Interpreting Rates:$30 per hour, per interpreter. (Two interpreters may be required for events with multiple speakers or that exceed one hour.)

Captionist Rates: Charges vary from to $80 to $150 per hour depending on the format of the event. (Captioning provides voice-to-text access.)

Service Request Procedure

Complete and submit the Interpreter or Captionist Request Form to Denise May by e-mail, fax, or contacting her by phone. 

Contact for inquiries and request

Denise May, Lead Sign Language Interpreter
Phone: 406-243-2243
Fax: 406-243-5330
Email: denise.may@umontana.edu