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Interpreting and Communication Services

 

Individuals seeking an accommodation as related to effective communication, including individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, should contact the following:

 

Students:  The Center for Students with Disabilities at 860-486-2020 or csd@uconn.edu.

 

Employees: ADA Accommodation Case Manager, Vicki Fry, at the Department of Human Resources at 860-486-2036 or e-mail vicki.fry@uconn.edu.

 

Visitors: Guests or visitors seeking an accommodation to a University program, activity or service are encouraged to contact the hosting department or event planner prior to arrival or participation. Guests or visitors seeking information or assistance may also contact the Office of Institutional Equity at 860-486-2943 or equity@uconn.edu.

 

UConn Health: Information regarding Interpreter Services at UConn Health is available through UConn Health Patient Resources or by contacting the UConn Health Operator at 860-679-2626.

Sign Language Interpretation and CART

 

American Sign Language Interpretation or Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) is made available through the Center for Students with Disabilities. To request a sign language interpreter or CART for an event or program, please complete an Interpreter / CART Request Form with the University of Connecticut Interpreting Services (UCIS). UCIS will make every effort to provide the requested accommodation. Questions should be directed to the Interpreter Coordinator at 860-486-2020 (videophone 860-553-3243) or UCIS@uconn.edu.

 

Interpreter / CART Request Form

Pictogram of sign language interpretation

Captioning

 

Captions are text versions of the audio content, synchronized with the video. They are essential for ensuring your video is accessible to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. They also help non-native English speakers to understand the video, make it possible to search for content within the video, help all students learn the spelling of technical terms spoken in the video, and make it possible to generate an interactive transcript where users can click anywhere in the transcript to watch the video where that text is spoken.

There are several options for captioning video:

  • Do it yourself. There are free tools available online that make it possible and easy to caption your own video. For further information to create an accessible video via YouTube you may also refer to IT Accessibility: YouTube.

 

 

  • Third party service provider. UConn has contracted with 3PlayMedia for captioning services. This includes integrations with YouTube, Kaltura, Mediasite, and other platforms.  To utilize 3PlayMedia for captioning services refer to http://www.3playmedia.com/uconn/. For further information regarding setting up an account with 3PlayMedia, visit IT Accessibility: Media and Multimedia.  Questions regarding electronic and information technology may also be directed to itaccessibility@uconn.edu.

Assistive Listening Equipment

 

Assistive listening devices are available upon request at different locations throughout University campuses. Individuals seeking assistive listening equipment are encouraged to contact a venue or event prior to arriving regarding availability. For questions regarding assistive listening equipment contact the Center for Students with Disabilities at 860-486-2020 or csd@uconn.edu.

International Symbol of Access for Hearing Loss

Videophones

 

Videophones for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing are available at the following locations:

 

Storrs Campus

Gampel Pavilion 

Located near the south entrance area

2098 Hillside Road

Storrs, CT 06268

 

Public Safety (Intended for Emergency Use Only)

Division of Public Safety

126 North Eagleville Road

Storrs, CT 06269

 

Student Health Services (Intended for Patient Use Only)

UConn Student Health Services

234 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4011

Storrs, CT 06269-4011

 

Student Union 

Student Union Room 107

2110 Hillside Road, U-3008

Storrs, CT 06269-3008

 

Wilbur Cross Building 

Center for Students with Disabilities

Wilbur Cross Building, Room 204

233 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4174

Storrs, CT 06269-4174s

 

Stamford Campus

Jeremy Richard Library 

1st Floor, Library Lounge

1 University Place

Stamford, CT 06901