Gallaudet Interpreting Service (GIS) currently oversees provision of real-time captioning, services that provide a text translation of the spoken message. These services are available through GIS for academic classroom settings, as requested on behalf of the student by Academic Advising. GIS partners with Alternative Communication Services (ACS) to manage and to provide technical support for the requested captioning services.
There are two types of captioning services currently available at Gallaudet University:
- Fixed captioning
- Mobile captioning
In both cases, the spoken English message (via an interpreter or a presenter), is relayed through a microphone to a caption writer who transcribes the message from a remote location. Most often, the transcript appears on a large screen monitor at the front of the classroom. When "mobile" captioning services are requested, the text can be displayed on a consumer's personal laptop or tablet.
Undergraduates seeking to request real-time captioning should contact Academic Advising. Graduate Students should contact their academic department.