Request Document Conversion

The Disability Resource Center converts reading materials to alternative formats for students and staff who are registered with the Disability Resource Center. The reading materials can be received by the DRC Document Conversion in three ways:

  • As course textbooks and course packs
  • Course website access
  • Uploaded as individual files

The following sections describe the document conversion process for each different type of reading material:

Interpreting Guidelines for Staff, Faculty, and Instructors

Working with a Sign Language Interpreter

 Before a meeting or event with a sign language interpreter – what you should know

Interpreting Guidelines for Deaf or Hard of Hearing People

Working with a Sign Language Interpreter

Communicate with your interpreter

Interpreters are able to meet different needs.  If you are watching your interpreter and would understand better if s/he:

  • used more/less English,
  • used more/less ASL,
  • fingerspelled faster/slower,
  • made their signs bigger/smaller, etc.,

please let them know! Often your interpreter will be able to adjust right away.

Resources and Collaboration

Here you will find resources for captioning and sign language interpreting.

Captioning Guidelines for Colleagues

Working with a C-Print Captionist in the Workplace

Before a meeting or event with real-time captioning – what you should know

  • The C-Print Captionist(s) will arrive early to the location in order to set-up equipment.
  • The equipment includes two laptops, a computer stand and possibly power cords.
  • The C-Print Captionist may need to be situated close to an outlet.

Captioning Guidelines for Instructors

Working with a C-Print Captionist in the Classroom

Before a meeting or event with real-time captioning – what you should know

  • The C-Print Captionist(s) will arrive early to the assignment in order to set-up equipment.
  • The equipment includes two laptops, a computer stand and possibly power cords.
  • The C-Print Captionist may need to be situated close to an outlet.

Please provide the C-Print Captionist with any course information as soon as it is available, including:

Captioning Guidelines for Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Working with a C-Print Captionist in the Classroom and/or Workplace

Set-up and logistics

The first time you use captioning please arrive a few minutes early to discuss equipment set-up with the C-Print Captionist.

Request Media Captioning

Captioning media is a way to make video accessible to Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. It has also been shown to benefit visual learners, English language learners, and others.

Testing

The Disability Resource Center Testing Center provides accommodations and testing services for students with disabilities when instructors are unable to provide accommodations within their own departments. We also provide resources for instructors on how to administer accommodations for their students within the department.

 

Contact Information:

Phone: 612-624-1666

Email: drctest@umn.edu

Fax: 612-626-9654

 

Hours of Operation:

Fall and Spring Semester

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