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Communication Access Services

Disability Services offers sign language interpreter and transcription services for academic purposes to qualified students registered with the department.

Photo: Interpreter in class with studentSign Language Interpreter Services

Disability Services has sign language interpreters on staff and can contract with additional interpreters as needed. DS employs certified interpreters who are able to offer sign language interpreting in ASL, PSE, and English. DS also offers oral interpreting.

Transcription Services

Disability Services has captionists on staff and can also contact transcription services (also sometimes referred to as real-time captioning, C-print, Typewell, or CART) with community agencies.

Scope of Sign Language Interpreter & Transcription Services

Sign language interpreters and transcriptionists are provided, to qualified students registered with the Department of Disability Services, for access in the classroom and during other assignments related to their required course work at no additional cost to the student and/or department. 

  • An Interpreting/Captioning Request Form (available on the forms page) is available to request additional services for academic course requirements outside of the regularly-scheduled class time.

Non-academic Sign Language Interpreter and Transcription Requests

Requests for sign language interpreting and/or transcription services for non-academic programs or events should be directed to, and handled by, the sponsoring entity. Disability Services can provide information on local interpreter/transcription service agencies in the area to the sponsoring entity. Payment for interpreter/transcription services is the responsibility of the sponsoring entity.