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 D&A.
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 D&A 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 D&A, 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.
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