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Office of Access Compliance and Education

Request an ASL Interpreter or Real-time Captioning

Best Practice

All Clemson University sponsored events open to the public that do not require registration should provide ASL interpreter(s). As a best practice, all Clemson University sponsored events are encouraged to provide ASL interpreter(s).

We recommend placing your request at least five business days prior to your event to allow adequate time to clarify details with you, communicate with our vendors and secure services. If you make your request less than five business days prior to your event, it may be challenging to fill your request. However, our office will work diligently to fulfill your request regardless of when it is received.

For the best experience, ASL service providers may ask for presentation notes ahead of time.

Financial Information

A cost may be associated with your request. If the event you are planning (whether on campus or off campus) involves conducting University business (i.e., University/departmental meetings, retreats) and the attendance of someone who needs an ASL interpreter and/or real-time captioning is requested/required, the costs for ASL interpreters and/or captioning can be covered by the University. For all other events (workshops, webinars, conferences, special programs, etc.), the organizers are responsible for covering the costs of ASL interpreters and/or captioning. Please consider costs for ASL interpreters and/or captioning as you develop your event budget.

If you have budgetary concerns related to providing ASL Interpreters and/or captioning for your event, please contact Priscilla Harrison, Director of ADA Services and Compliance and ADA Coordinator, at 864-656-3553 or to discuss additional opportunities for support for your event.

For additional information on planning accessible events, please refer to the Disability Inclusive Language Guide (PDF) and The Accessibility Event Checklist (PDF).