Interpreters and Real-time Access

Contact via Email and Phone: Closed to In-person Traffic

Due to response to coronavirus containment, Disability Support Services is closed to in-person traffic. Staff will respond to emails and calls Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Real-time Communication Access

Disability Support Services arranges for American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters, TypeWell Transcribers, CART providers and Assistive Technology such as FM Listening Systems and equipment for displaying captioned video.

    • American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters
    • TypeWell, C-Print and CART
    • Assistive Technology

To arrange for real-time communication access services or to address any questions or concerns, contact the DSS Staff Interpreter/Coordinator Anne Lazenby at 907-786-4545 or email amlazenby@alaska.edu.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters

Students using American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters are encouraged to make their request to DSS with as much advance notice as possible to facilitate scheduling. Make requests for classes by logging into the DSS system. For other events, please use the ASL Interpreter Request Form.

TypeWell and CART

TypeWell Transcribing

Trained transcribers use laptop computers and sophisticated abbreviation software to provide real-time communication access for students who experience hearing loss.

Students using Transcribers are encouraged to make their request to DSS with as much advance notice as possible to facilitate scheduling.

For more information visit the TypeWell website.

Communications Access Real-time Translation (CART)

A specially trained CART provider uses a stenotype machine with a phonetic keyboard and special software. A computer translates the phonetic symbols into English captions almost instantaneously. The slight delay is based on the captioner's need to hear the word and computer processing time. Students using CART are encouraged to make their request to DSS with as much advance notice as possible to facilitate scheduling.