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Sign Language Interpreting

Services are available to consumers using American Sign Language (ASL) and/or other English-based Sign systems such as Conceptually Accurate Signed English (CASE) depending upon the needs of the consumers.

Deaf-Blind Interpreting

Communication services to individuals who are Deaf-Blind include: tactile, palm printing, up-close signing, copy signing.

Oral Transliteration

Communication services are available to individuals who prefer speechreading  utilizing  Oral Transliterators. 

Transcription (CART / TypeWell)


Computer Aided Realtime Translation, a system that is designed with the deaf and hard of hearing student in mind. Utilizing a court reporter, stenotype machine, short hand typing, realtime software, and a computer (typically a laptop), the student is able to gain access to verbatim (word for word)  that may normally elude them.


A trained TypeWell transcriber synthesizes the essence of the discussion and captures it using advanced abbreviation software. The student simultaneously sees the transcript using a laptop.

Media Captioning

Review the following steps to Request Media Captioning:

  1. Check Captioned Media
  • Copyright protected? Unsure? Consult with Librarian
  • Your own creation (proprietary)? Move to Step 2.
  • Determine Type of Service
    • Closed Captioning: includes the text of what was said in the media and time codes for when captions should display.
    • Transcript only: contains the text of what was said in the media.
    • Caption + Encode: takes the caption file and merges with media file.
  • Seek Funding Approval
    • Funding needed for NCOD Captioning Service. Obtain Chartfield number from Department Char/MARs
    • No funding needed for Self-Service. Download YouTube guides.
  • Set-Up
    1. myCSUNbox Account
      • Download myCSUNbox guide or visit CSUN IT Box Information
      • Create a folder named "NCOD Captioning"
      • Set "NCOD Captioning" folder to "PUBLIC" for access
      • Upload files (video, transcript if you have one) to the "NCOD Captioning" folder on myCSUNbox
    1. Fill out Captioning Request Form Online
    1. NCOD completes captioning
      • NCOD uploads files to faculty member's myCSUNbox "NCOD Captioning" folder
    2. Faculty Retrieve files
      • Faculty links media for student view, or...
      • Faculty retrieves files and posts them on Faculty member's personal YouTube channel and creates a hyperlink to YouTube from Moodle for student view.

    Notetaker Program (NP)

    Taking notes in the classroom can be a challenge for those who rely primarily on sight for communication.  The NCOD: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services provides an opportunity for students in the classroom to be notetakers for their deaf and hard of hearing classmates.

    The benefit for becoming a Notetaker will be Priority Registration for the following Fall/Spring semester only (priority registration appointment dates will be during the early stage of the "Registration by Appointment" registration period).  Note - Notetakers provide services during the Fall and Spring semesters only.

    You can find more information about the Notetaker Program here: 

     If you have any questions, you may contact the Disability Resources & Educational Services (DRES) deparment at 818-677-2684 or via email at or the NCOD: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services department at 818-677-2054 or via email at