Communications Accommodations (CART/ASL)

Translation and transcription access for people with disabilities.

The office of Disability Access and compliance (DAC) provides support for university departments, organizations, programs, units and members of the public requesting American sign Language (ASL) Interpreting and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) Captioning services at campus-sponsored events.  Please visit our Planning for Accessible Events  to learn more about how to plan accessible events, required language for all advertising, what an access coordinator is, and read about our accessible communications guidelines, recommendations, and best practices.

Note:  If you are requesting services for a student enrolled in a course at U.C. Berkeley, please have the student request captioning as a reasonable academic accommodation from their Disabled Students Program (DSP) specialist.

We offer two Communication Services options:

  1. Remote and On-site Live Caption Web Conferencing: Real-time remote captioning is an alternative to in-person captioning services and provides communications access

  2. American Sign Language  (ASL) Video Remote Interpreting:  VideRemote Interpretation (VRI) is an alternative solution to on-site interpretation especially in remote areas where an interpreter cannot be physically present in the same room as the consumer needing the service.

We work directly with Linguabee for VRI and Aberdeen for remote captioning services (see easy slide show on what happens when people provide/receive online remote captioning).