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American Sign Language Interpreters

If a student in your course has requested an American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter as an accommodation, a staff member from SDRC will contact you via email to find out more information about your course.

ASL Interpreters

SDRC contracts with vendors to find ASL Interpreters for those with the approved accommodation. A staff member from SDRC will notify you of the interpreter names once they have been assigned.
If your course is meeting remotely, please send Zoom information to sdrc-asl-cart@ucr.edu so that this information can be relayed to the vendor. Please be sure to let the ASL Interpreter(s) into the meeting when the class begins.

ASL Interpreters and Recording in Zoom

If you are recording a live session with an ASL Interpreter present in Zoom, please be sure to “Pin” or “Spotlight” the interpreters (information found below). Including the ASL Interpreter in your recording will allow the student to have continued access when viewing the recording.

Pinning an Interpreter in Zoom

The Host of the meeting can Pin an Interpreter so that their video stays visible on the Host’s screen and is captured in the Host’s local recording.

To Pin the Interpreter:

  1. Select the Interpreter’s video and select the three dots in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Select “Pin.”

Spotlighting an Interpreter in Zoom

The Host of the meeting can Spotlight up to 9 participants, making them the primary Active Speakers for all. This will also capture their video in the Host’s local recording.
Note: Spotlighting multiple videos requires Zoom Desktop client version 5.2.2 on Windows or Mac iOS.

To Spotlight the Interpreter (and any other Participants that should be visible):

  1. Select the Interpreter’s video and then select the three dots in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Select “Spotlight for everyone.”
  3. To Spotlight any other Participants that you would like to be visible to all in the meeting (including the Instructor/Host), select the Participant’s video and click the three dots in the upper-right hand corner.
  4. Select “Add spotlight.”

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact sdrc-asl-cart@ucr.edu