Educational interpreting incorporates many complex ideas and specialized vocabulary based on the subject matter. Provided below are links to signs & concepts for specific educational subjects.
- Architecture Signs
- Art/Art History Signs
- ASL Stem The purpose of this online community is to bring educators, interpreters, captioners, students, and others together in order to help build ASL's technical vocabulary from the ground up.
- Biology ASL Signs
- Computer Science Signs
- Engineering Signs
- Legal Terminology (NIEC)
- Literature Signs
- NTID Science Signs Lexicon Includes signs for astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science, marine science, mechanics, medical, meteorology, physical science and more.
- Organic Chemistry Signs
- Philosophy Signs
- Physics Signs
- Signing Savvy: Signing Savvy is a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs.
- Substainability Signs
Formatting Presentation for Captioning
- Text should always be presented in "Sentence Case”, size 14 font, in PDF format or Word doc.
- Black background with white font.
- Displayed Real-time text should read like a script and include accurate punctuation marks with proper sentence structure.
- The display should not have any other words or texts obstructing the screen while in real time.
- Ethernet should always be used to ensure connection stability.
- The Deaf Services standardized format is to display text in an easy-to-read layout.
- Student preferences should be honored in how you format.
Before Class Assignment
The CART Provider is responsible for setting up at least 15 minutes before their scheduled assignment.
Please make sure your cell phone is turned to “silent” during class.
Turn off your untranslatable in your software so real-time writing is clean.
Be sure to have your computer and steno machine charged.
The CART Provider is responsible to ask the student for any formatting preferences.
- Prep for all classes and add any terms that are not already in your dictionary.
During Class Assignment
If group work will take place, please advise the instructor that it is preferable for your student’s group to come to you and make a circle or group.
It is the CART Provider’s responsibility to communicate the need for accessibility during group work for our student.
Stay for the entirety of class during any lab work, in-class silent work and/or captioned videos.
If the instructor is showing a video/media in the classroom, please approach the instructor to confirm that the video is captioned/subtitled.
Ensure your equipment and case are nearby for quicker setting up and tearing down.
After Class Assignment
Editing of the transcript should be completed within 48 hours.
Add all untranslated words to your dictionary.