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Communication Access Realtime Translation Services (CART)

CART is an acronym that stands for Communication Access Realtime Translation. It is a live speech-to-text interpreting service. The CART translator attends the class and communicates remotely with the student, providing access to what is being said in class. A transcript is emailed to the student shortly after the class has met.

  • Students registered with SDS are eligible for early registration

  • Students should submit requests for CART services at the latest 45 days before the semester begins

  • CART services is dependent on the CART service providers availability

  • Students that have registered and confirmed their schedules for the upcoming semester, request CART services via the CART Request Form below: 

CART Request Form

  • Student should notify the CART coordinator if there any changes to your class schedule

  • Students should notify the CART coordinator, 24hrs in advance, of absences, or class cancellations

Any questions or concerns, contact Fernando Riascos, at friascos@neiu.edu, or SDS, at sds@neiu.edu.