Deaf Services


Deaf Services at Bakersfield College provides communication access in a variety of forms for all deaf and hard of hearing students requesting service. These services are provided to facilitate communication access between the students and hearing people in classroom and required co-curricular activities, enabling all to communicate easily.

Services provided by Deaf Services include American Sign Language interpreting and other modes of manual and oral communication as requested.   Realtime captioning is available to both deaf and hard of hearing students, and assistive listening devices are provided for those with residual hearing who communicate orally.  Additional services include matriculation and registration assistance, academic advising and counseling,  special testing accommodations, note taking services, advocacy, and campus orientation and accessibility.  A mentoring program is also available to provide professional development for sign language interpreters employed by Bakersfield College. 


Academic Services

For more information contact:

Michelle Begendik, Deaf Service Coordinator/Advisor
(661) 395-4296 V/TTY
(661) 369-8826 Video Phone

Angelica Gomez, DSPS Director
(661) 395-4334 V/TTY 

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