Do I need to bring any special equipment to class when using a remote captioner?
When a student is assigned a remote captioner, they will be responsible for bringing either a laptop or a tablet to class. If you are in need of one of these devices because you do not have one, please contact the Captioning Supervisor.
The captioner will sit where they are able to hear the instructor and see the visual presentations. The student can sit next to the captioner or may use a tablet if they wish to sit elsewhere in the room.
Will I have the same captioner for all of my classes?
Not necessarily. The assignment of a captioner will depend on scheduling and logistics. Each captioner will work with multiple students and will not work exclusively with one student for all of their classes.
The student should notify the Captioning Supervisor as soon as possible that they will not be attending class. We recognize that there may be instances in which, due to unavoidable circumstances, a student may not be able to provide advance notice of being absent/late for class. If no advance notice is provided, captioners will wait for the student's arrival for 15 minutes after the start of class for a one-hour class, 20 minutes for a two-hour class, and 30 minutes for a three-hour class or longer.
Realtime Captioning is the immediate stenographic 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.