American Sign Language (ASL)
ASL Interpretation is the most prominent type of interpreting used today. Interpreters interpret between two distinct languages—American Sign Language (ASL) and English. In order to be effective, interpreters must be fluent in both languages. ASL interpreting occurs in two ways: simultaneously and consecutively. According to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), simultaneous interpreting requires interpreters to listen and sign, or watch and speak, at the same time. The interpreter begins to convey a sentence in the target language while listening or watching the message being delivered in the source language.
Computer Aided Real-time Transcription (CART)
Computer Aided Real-Time Transcription (CART) refers to the instant translation of the spoken word into English text using a stenotype machine, notebook computer and real-time software. The text produced by the CART service can be displayed on an individual’s computer monitor, projected onto a screen, combined with a video presentation to appear as captions, or otherwise made available using other transmission and display systems. CART is a method to provide access to spoken communication for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have certain cognitive or learning impairments.
When requesting services students have the option from the following:
- On-Site Captioning
- Remote Captioning
HOW DO I REQUEST SERVICES?
Students looking to request either ASL or CART services will need to fill out the Interpreting/Captioning service request form no later than 5 business days before the scheduled event or class. The Office of Disability Services will attempt to fulfill requests submitted later than the required time, but due to availability of the ASL or CART, it is highly recommended that students stick to the 5 day prior timeline.