NCOD

Communication Access Services

To request an interpreter or captionist, you can fill out a Service Request Form at the National Center on Deafness (NCOD), email us at ncod@csun.edu or call us at (818) 677-2054. Be sure to provide all the information so that the interpreter shows up at the requested location on the correct day and time. Requests should be made 72 hours in advance.

If you are requesting services by email, provide the following:

  • Your name
  • Date of the assignment
  • Time, from start to end of the assignment
  • Location
  • Name of person you are meeting
  • Assignment details, especially if it is class-related

Captioning

Utilizing both Realtime and Typewell computer transcription services for our deaf and hard-of-hearing students, NCOD has some of the most cutting-edge technology available.

For more information on captioning services, please contact Scott Selna, speech-to-text coordinator, at scott.selna@csun.edu or (818) 671-4783.

Interpreting

For more information on interpreting services, please contact Shawn Clark, interpreting coordinator, at shawn.clark@csun.edu or (818) 677-2525.

Volunteer Note-Taking Program (VNP)

Taking notes in the classroom can be a challenge for those who rely primarily on sight for communication. The National Center on Deafness provides an opportunity for students in the classroom to be volunteer note takers for their deaf and hard-of-hearing classmates.

For compensation, a volunteer can choose between:

  • Receiving priority registration clearance for the following semester (only applicable to fall/spring semesters)
  • Receive a $50 gift card (during summer/winter sessions)

Volunteers are required to take a one-time, online training with pepnet 2.  To learn more about requirements and procedures relating to the Volunteer Note-taking Program, read the volunteer application letter.  If you are a deaf or hard-of-hearing student who would like to request a volunteer note taker in your class, refer to the student letter for instructions.

For more information on volunteer note-taking services, please contact Scott Selna, speech-to-text coordinator, at scott.selna@csun.edu or (818) 671-4783.