ASL/CART Services

Getting Started with ASL/CART

If you are approved for ASL/CART, or Captioning services you can submit your requests through our ASL/CART Request Form. Those looking to register for accommodations should visit our Registration Page to learn more. Students

All students approved for ASL, CART or Captioning should follow the steps below to ensure they have their accommodations in place for all of their courses,…

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Staff, Students, Visitors

Information for Vendors providing ASL/CART Services remotely

Rutgers utilizes several live conferencing tools. In order to provide you with up to date information, regarding every class session, we would like to ask that you follow the steps below. This will ensure that we are able to give you access to the course so that you log in to the conferencing tool, much like any other student.

Step 1: Request a Guest NetID

Making Arrangements for Students Approved for ASL/CART Services

Students approved through the Office of Disabilities Services (ODS) will provide you a Letter of Accommodation indicating they require American Sign Language (ASL) or captioning for their lectures. Typically, you will receive an email from the ODS prior to this, asking for information to enable them to make appropriate arrangements for your course.

While there are a number of automated tools, in these cases, the ASL interpreter and all captioning is outsourced by ODS to a live person. This ensures accuracy of the captions.  All…

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty, Students

Merging video and caption files

To begin you will need to have a video file (i.e .mp4) and a caption file (i.e .vtt, .srt). There are several programs you can do this with, below are the 2 that we would recommend

Kaltura - Preferred
  1. Log in to 

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Staff

Setting up ASL or CART in Zoom

Information for professors

In many cases, depending on how long your class is or the nature of the content matter, the student may be assigned multiple American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters. These individuals utilize signs, facial expressions, and body postures to communicate to the student what is happening during your class. The student will sometimes also use this to communicate to you, through the ASL interpreter.

It is important to note, you should always talk directly to the student, and not their…

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Staff

Types of CART services

There are 3 main types of Live Captions:

Automated Captions

Suitable for open access, where their isn't an individual with a disability. Automated captions average only about 70-80% accuracy. To enable:

  • Open your zoom session
  • Click Live Transcript on the bottom of zoom
  • Click Enable Automatic Transcription

 

Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) - Zoom Displayed

This is the preferred option. If you…

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students, Visitors