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Real time transcribing services may be requested for classes, class related activities, and events/activities open to students and/or the public.
A transcriber (in class) will type the lecture material in a “meaning-for-meaning” (not word-for-word) format. Class discussions, environmental noise, social interaction among other students, and non-lecture related comments (jokes, etc.) will also be transcribed.
Students view what is being typed by using any device with an Internet connection and a web browser. Students can type questions and comments to the transcriber for voicing during the class. Students who do not have their own device (i.e.: smart phones; laptops; tablets) will be issued a “reader device” by the transcriber.
The reader device is for use during classes, approved class-related assignments, and for providing access to University events and activities. It is not for personal use by the student.
When on-site transcribers are not available, a remote transcriber will be used to provide services. In this case, a technician from DAS will go to the class to offer setup assistance to both the student and the faculty.
It is important to note that in most cases, the microphone only picks up the voice of the faculty. If the student is in a discussion-based class for which remote services are not appropriate, the student should contact the Manager of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Services at 541-737-3670 (voice) or DHOH.Services@oregonstate.edu (email).
Please check the class syllabus for information concerning field trips, extra credit opportunities and other activities that will require accommodations.
Requests for accommodations should be made through the student’s DAS Online Services account.
Advertisements for an event should list a contact person to whom requests for accommodations can be made. If no such information is provided, transcribers can be requested through DAS by completing the online custom request form. Students receiving Real Time Transcribing through DAS may submit a custom request through their DAS Online Services profile.
Timeline for Transcriber requests
A minimum of 48 hours advance notice is requested; one week advance notice is preferred. Please do not make requests directly to transcribers. Transcribers must have prior approval from the DAS office before accepting assignments.
The student should discuss concerns relating to the transcriber/transcribing process directly with the transcriber. If the issue remains unresolved, the student should make an appointment with the Manager of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Access Services by emailing DHOH.Services@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-3670 (voice).
Periodically, Disability Access Services conducts evaluations of our programs and service providers. Student participation and candid comments are appreciated. The information will be used to improve the quality of all our programs and will be shared with captioners in order to aid their professional development.
Page Updated 10/2014