Office of Student Life

Disability Services

Sign Language Interpreting / Transcribing

Student Life Disability Services will coordinate interpreting and/or transcribing services for deaf or hard of hearing students registered with the office. Sign language interpreting and transcribing services are available for all university activities.

All Disability Services interpreters and transcribers are interviewed by the Interpreter/Transcriber Coordinator and are selected based on an assessment of interpreting/transliterating skills, experience in a post-secondary setting, and the ability to handle the level of discourse common in a university settings. All Disability Services staff interpreters are RID-NAD certified.  All staff CART providers are NCRA certified. Transcribers are trained using Typewell, C-Print and/or CART systems. A transcriber provides real-time transcription in the classroom and at events for the student who is Deaf/Hard of Hearing.  The student can view the real-time transcription via a mobile device or laptop from anywhere within the classroom.

Staff Title E-Mail Address
Claudia Kinder Interpreting and Transcribing Services Coordinator kinder.7@osu.edu

Sorenson Video Phone: 614-429-1334

Procedures for requesting and using interpreting/transcribing services:

  1. Receive approval for interpreting/transcribing accommodations from your assigned Disability Services Access Specialist.

  2. Inform the Interpreter/Transcriber Coordinator of communication needs (interpreting or transcribing). Within reasonable limits, Disability Services will strive to accommodate your request for a preferred type of service.

  3. Provide the Interpreter/Transcriber Coordinator a course schedule within one week of registering for classes, or with a meeting or special event request within five business days of the event.

  4. Report any schedule changes to the Interpreter/Transcriber Coordinator as soon as possible.

  5. Inform the Interpreter/Transcriber Coordinator and your interpreter/transcriber of any cancelations or delays to the daily class schedule.  An interpreter/transcriber will wait twenty minutes before leaving a class or an appointment. Failure to notify the Interpreter/Transcriber Coordinator of cancelations or delayed arrival will result in suspension of services after three such instances. Services may be reinstated following a meeting with the Interpreter/Transcriber Coordinator.

Contact the Interpreter coordinator for more information on scheduling interpreters and transcribers for other campus activities or events.

ASL Events/Activities

The Ohio State University and Greater Columbus Area offer a variety of opportunities for Deaf Community interaction both on and off campus.  Reference the Campus and Community Resources page for more information. Note that resources listed are not exhaustive of all resources available in the community.

Other Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services

Deaf/Hard of hearing students may also benefit from the use of FM systems or captioning services. To find out more about these services, please visit our Other SLDS Services page.

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