Welcome to Accessibility Resources

Communication Services

Assistive Listening Devices

Assistive Listening Devices (ALD) refers to technology that helps a person with hearing loss or a voice, speech, or language disability to communicate. ALDs help to amplify the sounds that the user wants to hear and understand what is being said more clearly. They can be worn with a hearing aid or cochlear implant.

Braille Devices and Software

Braille technology devices provide blind or partially sighted people direct access to information often communicated in otherwise inaccessible formats. Devices available range from note takers to printers to tactile graphics producers.

Sign Language Interpreting Services

Interpreters at the University of Alberta have the training and ability to match the needs of students, whether they prefer the interpretation to be in American Sign Language or a contact variety sign language. Interpreting services are not limited to the classroom only. Services can be arranged for practicums, work placements, or other campus activities and events, if sufficient notice is provided.

Learn more about Sign Language Interpreting Services

Real-time Translation/CART

CART stands for communication access real-time translation. CART combines the experience of a court reporter with specialized training, hardware and software to reproduce or translate what is being said aloud onto a laptop computer screen (or overhead screen) which can then be read by onlookers.

Learn more about Real-time Translation/CART

Voice Input Software

Voice recognition software allows the user to talk and have everything they say turned into text on a computer.

Voice Output Software

Voice output software converts text information into audio content.


Please note: The Augustana Faculty may not be able to provide the same level of services as on the Edmonton North campus. Please consult with the Augustana Accessibility Advisor in advance of registering for classes (e.g. for fall classes, contact AR Augustana in May/June or earlier).