Why would a student need both interpreting and speech-to-text services for the same course?

Dual accommodations (interpreting and speech-to-text services) can benefit students with being able to access information in both sign language and text translation for a class that uses highly specialized vocabulary at the same time. Requests for dual accommodations from students are considered on a case-by-case basis, discussing the student’s subjective experience and challenges with accessing information in the course. For example, some students may prefer to rely on speech-to-text services for the lecture-based content and an interpreter to participate in course discussions. When making the decision in using dual accommodations for effective communication, take into consideration:

  • The context or setting (including mode of presentation)
  • The length, complexity, and importance of communication
  • The student’s preferred method(s) of communication

Dual accommodations may be beneficial to students in the following courses:

  • Medical & Law School
  • Foreign Language Courses
  • Doctoral level and highly technical courses
  • Advanced STEM courses
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Updated on July 28, 2022

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