Communication Access

Sign Language Interpreters and Captioners

The Disability Resource Center employs certified and licensed ASL Interpreters, and certified Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) captioners to provide communication access services to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. These services are available for all University sponsored activities, on or off campus, such as classes, meetings, workshops, performances, sports, and events.

Interpreters and CART captioners provide communication access to deaf and hard of hearing individuals at the University of Arizona:

  • Sign Language Interpreters interpret spoken English into American Sign Language (ASL) and often work in teams.
  • CART captioners are professionals who use a steno machine, software and a computer to translate spoken English into printed text.

Communication Access Services

Request ASL Interpreting, CART Captioners or Assistive Listening Devices.

Working with Communication Access Staff

Procedures and best practices for working with communication access staff.

ASL Interpreters and Captioning for Zoom

Zoom participant options for access
Best practices for Zoom meeting/webinar hosts.

Communication Access for Campus Events

Best practices for ensuring full participation for all campus event attendees.

Captioning your media

The IT Accessibility team provides information and resources for captioning your media.

Frequently asked questions

Commonly asked questions about coordinating, providing, and requesting ASL Interpreting and CART captioning services.

Community Resources

Local community resources and services available for deaf and hard of hearing access.