DSP provides CART Captioning services for students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. CART stands for Communication Access Realtime Translation and produces word-to-text translation of lectures, discussions and seminars. DSP has three staff CART providers. A CART provider is assigned to a class based on the student's schedule after requests for services have been approved by the specialist.
CART services include one-on-one, remote or projected depending on the type of assignment. Transcripts are provided within 24 hours of assignment by accessing the bCourses website where transcripts are uploaded by the CART provider. CART service is only provided when the student is present in the classroom. As soon as the student arrives they get to work. The CART provider also accesses syllabi, textbooks, readers, powerpoint and lecture notes, obtained from the professor or GSI, to prepare for assignments and, if we get enough notice, we will get your videos captioned.
If for whatever reason you can't make it to class, we like to have as much notice possible. Just text or email the CART Coordinator that you won't be in class.
Things to remember: request services as early as possible, let us know if you won't be in class as soon as possible and let us know if your schedule changes.