Services for Students with Disabilities

Students who are deaf/hard of hearing or who have temporary or permanent motoric disabilities are eligible to receive course material in speech-to-text format. This includes notetaking, video captioning, and real-time transcription services.

Video Captioning Services

Some videos/DVDs used in classes are already captioned. If the video/DVD is not already closed-captioned [CC] or subtitled for deaf/hard of hearing [SDH], a captioned version can be created upon request.

SSD requires a minimum turnaround time of one week from the receipt of the video/DVD to create a captioned version. In the event that the original video material is not available in an appropriate format for captioning, SSD can provide the student with a written transcript of the audio/video material.

SSD can also add captioning to most YouTube, Vimeo, or similar online video media used as course material. For podcasts, SSD provides transcripts to the student.

Please contact Mary Reilly at reillym@umich.edu or (734) 763-3035 to request assistance with this service.

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) Services

Some students may obtain access to the content of classes and campus events by using a court recording system called Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) to provide real-time and verbatim captions. CART provides immediate viewing of auditory information. The student can sit next to the CART provider or receive the text by remote.

The student and the Coordinator of Services for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing work together to determine which accommodation(s) would be necessary.

Please contact the SSD office to request assistance with these services.

Notetaking Services

The student may choose to receive electronic or hand-written notes provided by a paid student note-taker. Note-taking captures classroom content. Students receive an electronic copy of the notes within 24 hours.

The student and the Coordinator of Services for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing work together to determine which accommodation(s) would be necessary.

Please contact the SSD office to request assistance with this service.