Students who do not use sign language and cannot access information presented orally may need information presented in a visual format. There are several options for making auditory information available in an accessible format through speech to text technology.
Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART)
CART involves a court reporter transcribing a lecture into written language that is then displayed on a laptop computer screen for the student. The court reporter may be in the classroom or at a remote location. CART services are arranged by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Coordinator in SSD.
For more information about on site and remote CART, see Texas Closed Captioning.
Typewell provides a transcript based on meaning rather than the word for word translation provided by CART. For more information about Typewell visit the following link: TypeWell- Speech to Text Translation.
I need a to schedule CART/Typwell. Where do I request these services?
A Deaf or Hard of Hearing student registered with SSD may be eligible for captioning services. Submit your request online using the following link: Captioning Services Request For Students
If you are not registered with SSD, contact the office at (512) 471-6259 voice or (512) 410-6644 videophone to make an appointment. Faculty and staff can submit a request for captioning services online using the following link: Campus Event Captioning Services Request
Members of the general public who would like to request a captioning for a University-sponsored event should contact the department sponsoring the event to request the captioning services.
Departments may request a captioning services using the online request form using the following link: Campus Event Captioning Services Request and must provide an account number for the charges to be billed through Interdepartmental Transfer (IDT) approximately 4-6 weeks after the event has taken place.
Below are two videos that provide more information on providing and using speech to text transcribing.