​Sign Language Interpreting and Transcription

  • Students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may utilize one of the following classroom accommodations:Interpreting/Transliterating - A team of American Sign Language interpreters will interpret/transliterate all academic related activities, i.e., lecture, recitation, lab, study groups. This service is recommended for native signers.
  • CART transcription - A transcriber will provide a script, in real time, through a laptop computer screen for all academic-related activities, i.e., lecture, recitation, lab, study groups. This service is recommended for non-signers and for classes with dense medical, scientific, or technical content or vocabulary.

The assistance that faculty can provide with these types of auxiliary aids is to help identify a location for interpreters so that they can be easily seen by a student who is deaf or make sure that both the student and transcriber have appropriate seating. You may find additional information on working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing helpful on the resources "working with students" tab.