Accomidating students

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Examples include Voice Captioning, Captioning, C-Print and CART.Access can be obtained by means of an individual laptop or small screen if there are two or more consumers in an event.Audio description is an accommodation for Blind/Low vision consumers.A student with an accommodation for audio descriptions will need audio descriptions added for all visual media in the course.One cannot rely on captioning that is not "close captioned" (such as You Tube captions) as they are often incorrect and there are no standards for compliance.Captioning is one form of receptive communication access whereby Deaf or Hard-of Hearing consumers read a real-time transcription of all verbalized information being presented.Access to specific accommodations is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.Disability Services provides a wide variety of services to students with disabilities.

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"Message" equivalency is the goal for C-Print but more experienced C-Print captioners are capable of 100% verbatim transcription.

Converting documents can take 4-6 weeks, so it is imperative to inform us as soon as possible of this need, including the name of the text you need made accessible, the ISBN number, the medium you will need to access it and the instructor's name and course number).

The Assistive Technology Center (ATC) offers technology services to any member of the University community with an ADA-defined disability.

To use ATC services, you must register with Disability Services and hold an active OIT Account.

Audio description is the descriptive narration of key visual elements of live theater, television, movies and other media to enhance the enjoyment by consumers who are Blind of have low vision.

Most captioning users tend to be late-deafened, cannot benefit from amplification devices, do not know ASL, do not have strong speech-reading skills but have excellent expressive English skills and often speak for themselves.