Faculty & Staff Resources
The Office of Accessibility Services Assistive Technology Resource Lab provides technology access and support for people with disabilities. This lab allows for demonstration, support, and training of assistive technology software and hardware. For best practices for creating accessible course content for in-person or virtual classrooms, visit the CSI Accessible Technology page For additional resources and videos, please visit;
- Accessibility in higher education
- Laws regarding accessibility
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Power Point
- Working with an American Sign Language Interpreter
An interpreter’s role is to facilitate communication and convey all auditory and signed information so that both hearing and deaf individuals may fully interact. For more information on Interpreting, please consult this PEPNet Fact Sheet.
- CART is an acronym for Communication Access Realtime Translation, which is a service specifically recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 36.303 (b)(1).
- CART Service at CUNY is the instant verbatim translation of the spoken word, including parenthetical representation of environmental sounds, into printed text.
- CART services empower students to decide for themselves the information that is important to them.
- Trained professionals facilitate realtime communication in a variety of academic settings using state of the art technology, such as speech recognition engines, enabling students to be fully integrated
- Working with a CART Provider
- Communication Access Realtime Translation is an accommodation for Deaf or Hard of Hearing individuals who may or may not know Sign Language and have hearing loss.