Deaf, Hard of Hearing Services
TRANSCRIBING and INTERPRETING REQUESTS:
Click on the following link for requests if you are an active/enrolled student, staff, and faculty (MSU credentials may be required).
*We make every effort to fill each request. Accessibility Resources prefers a minimum of one week notice for interpreting requests.
Types of Events Requested -
- Academic: Classes, Field Trips, meetings with professors, tutorials
- Student Organizations: programs, concerts, workshops
- College Sponsored Events: conferences, guest lecturers, special performances
- Human Resources: staff meetings, professional development, performance evaluations
Accessibility Resources is not responsible for providing interpreting services to non-University events.
Contact the Accessibility Resources office:
MRS: 800-627-3529 or 711
Please refer to the Interpreter Guidelines for additional information concerning this service. Students who are deaf or hard of hearing may also be eligible for other accommodations for their disability related needs and should visit with staff in Accessibility Resources about this.
Sign language interpreting, transcribing, and FM systems are the accommodations most widely used by deaf or hard of hearing indivduals at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
FM systems are assistive listening devices checked out on availability to students with limitations related to a hearing loss or central auditory processing disorder. This device includes a small microphone for the instructor and a personal earpiece receiver for the student.
TRANSCRIBING communication access real-time translation (CART) is a transcription service similar to captioning as it provides those who are deaf and hard of hearing access to the spoken word. It is helpful for those who do not use interpreters or when written English is a more reasonable accommodation for a particular setting.
Sign language interpreting services are subcontracted at this time.