ASL, Realtime Captioning, and Captioned Media
What We Do
DSP Communication Services provides assistance to enrolled D/deaf or hard-of-hearing students so that they may obtain aids or accommodations to university academic programs, services, and activities. Students should contact their Disability Specialist for assistance as these needs arise.
Eligibility For Services
To receive communication services from DSP, the applicant must be registered as a UC Berkeley student and provide appropriate documentation of their disability to DSP. Visit the New Student page to find more information about submitting documents and requesting services.
Who We Serve
The University of California, Berkeley (UCB) is committed to ensuring that D/deaf and hard-of-hearing students are able to participate in all programs, services, and activities offered on this campus. The Disabled Students' Program (DSP) is a primary resource available at UCB to help students with their communication assistance needs.
Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART), referred to as Realtime Captioning, is the instantaneous transcription of the spoken word into text. This text can be viewed on a mobile device, computer, tablet, or large screen. Realtime Captioning enables people who are hard of hearing or D/deaf equal access to fully and actively participate. Realtime Captioning is widely used in classrooms, discussion sections, labs, meetings, seminars, orientations, and other campus activities.
American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual language. The shape, placement, movement of the hands, facial expressions, and body movements all play important parts in conveying information. ASL is widely used in classrooms, discussion sections, labs, meetings, seminars, orientations, and other campus activities.
Captioned media displays spoken words as text and includes speaker identifications, sound effects, and music descriptions. The audio content of a television clip, webcast, film clip, or short video is converted into text and displayed on a screen or monitor, also known as closed captions. While this accommodation is primarily used by those who are D/deaf or hard of hearing, those with other disabilities, such as auditory processing disorders, and non-native English speakers (English as a secondary language) can also benefit.
260 César E. Chávez Student Center
Berkeley, CA 94720-4250
email@example.com(link sends e-mail)
Phone: (510) 664-4746
TTY Relay Service for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Only: (510) 642-6376
Fax: (510) 643-9686