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.
Communication services to individuals who are DeafBlind include: tactile, palm printing, up-close signing, copy signing.
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, shorthand typing, realtime software, and a computer (typically a laptop), students are able to gain access to a verbatim (word for word) transcript 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.
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 through DRES.
If you have any questions, you may contact the Disability Resources & Educational Services (DRES) department at 818-677-2684 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or the NCOD: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services department at 818-677-2054 or via email at email@example.com.