Interpreter Request and Verification Form

INTERPRETER REQUEST AND VERIFICATION FORM

The Interpreter Request and Verification Form (IR/VF) is used to facilitate University of Illinois departments/units requesting sign language interpreter services for university activities and events.

Requests

We coordinate interpreter and TypeWell (Speech-to-Text) requests for students, faculty, staff, and general university events. When possible, and to increase the probability of obtaining specifically requested services, the form must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the requested date(s) of service. Please complete the form(s) below with as much information as you currently have to request an interpreter or TypeWell (Speech-to-Text) services.

  • Use the "Interpreter Request Form" (below) to request a sign language interpreter. (*Note: This Interpreter Request form will be forwarded to the Interpreter(s) who accept/have been approved to cover your event)
  • If you have already submitted an Interpreter Request Form and you need to make a change to it, please submit the "Interpreter Change of Service Form".
  • If you have already submitted an Interpreter Request Form and you need to cancel it, please do so by submitting the "Interpreter Cancellation Form" and contacting us by phone at (217) 244-6972 (See Cancellation Policy below).
  • Use the "TypeWell Services Request & Verification Form" to request live or remote Speech-To-Text captioning services.

Verification & Contact

Your request with the name of the assigned interpreter will be verified by email. Interpreter requests are managed by Tina Cowsert, our Access Specialist for Deaf/HOH. For additional information contact tcowsert@illinois.edu or 217-244-6972.

Cancellation

To cancel services call 217-244-6972, no less than 48 hours prior to the start of the scheduled event. In the event of lesser notification, the event sponsor will be charged at the identified hourly rate for the minimum number of hours stipulated.

Payment

Interpreter services will be billed to the requesting department/unit by the DRES via a stores voucher(when applicable). On occasion, it may be necessary to use an outside agency or contract interpreter. In such cases, payment to the outside agency/contract interpreter will be made directly by the requesting department/unit to the agency/contractor. Payment method will appear in the verification section.

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