NCOD: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

NCOD In-Person & Virtual Operations

NCOD is now open for in-person services and continues to remain available virtually.  All CSUN students, staff, and visitors coming to campus will be required to complete the appropriate Health Screening Survey each day before arriving to campus.  Once you have been cleared to come to campus, you will be required to wear acceptable face coverings (mask, bandana, or scarf) while indoors.  If you have any questions, please contact NCOD at (818) 677-2054 or email

Please check the Matadors Forward website for information and updates on campus safety and the campus response to COVID-19.

Departments Hosting Events

Your event should be publicized and circulated at least ten (10) business days before the date of the event, and students should be directed to request services at least five (5) business days before the event.  All event publicity should inform students of their responsibility to request the accommodation services they need.  

It is suggested the following statement be used on all flyers, posters, websites, etc. announcing events: “Requests for accommodation services (e.g., sign language interpreters or transcribers) must be made at least five (5) business days in advance. Please contact _____________ (department point of contact and email) by __________ (the fifth business day before the event).”

Requests with less than five (5) business days notice will typically be declined. That said, there will be instances when the announcement of an event does not permit five (5) business days notice. The NCOD will attempt to meet such requests on a case-by-case basis.  

NCOD will notify your department three (3) business days in advance if the accommodation service is not available as requested. Under such circumstances, you may choose to engage an outside agency to secure interpreting/transcribing services. NCOD can assist with outside agency referrals.

Once the student sends their RSVP and makes a request for accommodations, follow the steps below:

  1. Prepare a requisition number through your accounting manager before completing your request.
  2. Fill out the New Event Request (under "Requests")
  3. Record the student's name in "Consumer Name."
  4. Submit your request.  You will receive email communications from us.

Please contact if you have any questions about the procedures. 

 Do you need tips and guidance while using NCOD services in Zoom/Virtual environment?

Do you need your videos or media captioned?

Do you need services for your classes, events, or meetings?  

NCOD provides communication access, leadership opportunities, scholarships, and direct communication classes for approximately 150 students who are deaf and hard of hearing each year. Registering with NCOD allows students to receive access services such as interpreting, speech-to-text transcription, note-taking, tutoring, and academic advisement as well as priority registration.

NCOD: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Building

Prospective and current deaf & hard of hearing students can find detailed information on this website. NCOD's students can take advantage of a variety of social and leadership opportunities such as Deaf CSUNians, a student organization that provides cultural, political, and social awareness opportunities for its members, the campus, and the community. 

NCOD's influence reaches far beyond campus. Resources are available for service providers, professionals, families, teens, alumni, and managers. Check our website for details and resources.

If you’re deaf or hard of hearing and are interested in learning more about the programs and services offered at CSUN, please contact us at

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