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 Deaf-Blind include: tactile, palm printing, up-close signing, copy signing.
Communication services are available to individuals who prefer speechreading utilizing Oral Transliterators.
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.
Review the following steps to Request Media Captioning:
- Check Captioned Media
Determine Type of Service
- Copyright protected? Unsure? Consult with Librarian
- Your own creation (proprietary)? Move to Step 2.
Seek Funding Approval
- 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.
- Funding needed for NCOD Captioning Service. Obtain Chartfield number from Department Char/MARs
- No funding needed for Self-Service. Download YouTube guides.
- 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
- Fill out Captioning Request Form Online
- NCOD completes captioning
- NCOD uploads files to faculty member's myCSUNbox "NCOD Captioning" folder
- 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.
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: http://www.csun.edu/dres/notetaker-training
If you have any questions, you may contact the Disability Resources & Educational Services (DRES) deparment 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.