A transcriber provides real-time transcription in the classroom and at events for a student who is D/deaf or hard-of-hearing. The student can view the real-time transcription via a mobile device or laptop from anywhere within the classroom.
Some students who are D/deaf or hard-of-hearing require speech-to-text services to facilitate communication in the classroom. Real-time transcribing services are provided to students who have a documented disability in order to provide real-time communication access.
This accommodation does not require anything more than the instructor wearing a clip-on microphone.
However, Student Accessibility Services (SAS) understands working with a student utilizing a transcriber who is using speech-to-text software such as TypeWell or Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) may be unfamiliar to instructors. It can be helpful to know what to expect from this new situation, so the interaction can be smooth and comfortable. SAS is happy to schedule a meeting with instructors who have students utilizing transcription services in their courses to answer any questions or concerns they might have about it.
Review the Best Practices for Working with Transcription page for additional information.