Deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind

Current documentation of the student’s disability from a qualified medical professional is required in most cases for services. Documentation should include diagnosis, functional limitations, prognosis, and recommended accommodations. Information regarding the nature of an individual’s disability is held in strict confidence.

The University cannot guarantee that interpreting and/or CART services will be available on the first day of classes for those students who do not submit their request at least 4 weeks prior to the first day of class each semester.

To request services, please visit the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services Request Forms page.

Services Typically Provided:

  • Sign Language Interpreters: The service providers manually sign what is audible and voices what is signed by the student, using English, American Sign Language (ASL), or Signed English.
  • Cued Language Transliterators: Transliterators transliterate the message manually using Cued speech.
  • Note-takers: Note-takers are volunteers in the course who take notes in class and will make copies of class notes to give to the student.
  • Computer Assisted Real-time Translation (CART): CART writers create a verbatim transcript of the class which is displayed on a computer screen in real-time.
  • Interpreting Services
  • Live Remote Captioning 
  • Accessible Media through the Assistive Technology Initiative (i.e, transcriptions and/or closed captioning)