Transcription Services

Transcription Services for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students

Transcription services is meaning-for-meaning communication required for the DRC student to have full access to the spoken word in your class. The student sees a real-time transcript using a standard Web browser on a mobile device, such as a laptop, tablet, smartphone, or e-reader. 

Types of Transcription Services

This student may receive either onsite or remote transcription services.

Onsite Transcription

  • An onsite transcriber hired by the Disability Resource Center (DRC) attends the class with the student
  • Onsite transcribers are expected to introduce themselves to you through email prior to the first day of class and in person on the first day of class
  • Onsite transcribers do not interact with classroom discussions, however they may facilitate communication between faculty and the student

Remote Transcription

  • Services are provided through the Disability Resource Center through a remote connection
  • Students receive an iPad and a Bluetooth Microphone to assist the remote transcriber in providing accurate lecture information to the student
  • Troubleshooting of technology may occur during classes when needed.  Faculty will be notified in advance as much as possible if DRC staff are needed to assist with connectivity and technology equipment issues in the classroom.

Alternative Options

Audio Recording of Lectures

In the event, due to unforeseen circumstances, if neither onsite nor remote transcription is available on any given class day, the student may need to utilize a digital voice recorder in the classroom in order to receive a transcript at a later date.  If you are concerned about having your lectures recorded in class, please email to receive a DRC Recording Lectures Agreement. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions.