The University of New Mexico Accessibility Resource Center-Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
302 Cornell Dr NE Room 2021
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services is part of the Accessibility Resource Center and coordinates accommodations for deaf and hard of hearing students. Accommodations include signed language interpreters, real-time captioning, assistive listening devices, and note taking.
Signed Language Interpreting: Signed Language Interpreters are professionals who help facilitate communication between Deaf and hearing individuals using signed and spoken languages.
Real-time Captioning: All verbal communication that transpires during the class session is transmitted onto the screen of the student’s laptop computer via a remote real-time captioner. When the class is over, the student is given a copy of the class transcript, which they can use as their class notes.
Note-taking: For students who are eligible and approved for this accommodation, ARC will arrange for a notetaking company to produce notes for the student, either by accessing audio- or video-recordings of the class made by the student, or by providing a live notetaker to take notes during each class.
Assistive Listening Devices, or FM Systems: Assistive listening devices allow amplification of the lecturer’s voice or audio portion of a videotape and filters out any extraneous noises.