Interpreting and Captioning Services

DSS provides sign language interpreting and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services as deemed reasonable and appropriate.  These services are available to currently enrolled GW students who are registered with DSS.

If you are a consortium student who is taking classes at GW, register with DSS to ensure that we are able to arrange for the implementation of your services in a timely fashion.

If you are visiting GW and are in need of interpreting services, please notify the Welcome Center of your needs when arranging a tour of the campus. 

Online Courses

DSS recognizes the changing landscape of GW's curriculum due to the wide variety of online courses that are offered to university students living in the Washington, DC area and across the globe.  In order to ensure curricular accessibility for both asynchronous and synchronous online course content, we require all students who need captioning in the online environment to register with our office.  This stipulation applies equally to distance education students who might only be taking single classes at the university.  Please email [email protected] if you have any questions about online course accessibility.

Request Services for GW Classes or Stand-Alone Appointments

If you are requesting services for your ongoing GW classes, or if you are requesting coverage for a single stand-alone appointment (such as an office hours meeting with a professor, a group work session, a meeting with The Office of Victim Services, or an appointment at the Colonial Health Center), please complete the DSS Interpreting Services Request Form.  Requests should be submitted at least 72 business hours (3 business days) prior to the meeting date(s).

Request Services for a GW Event

The George Washington University has an institutional commitment to ensuring that all of their programs and events are accessible for all individuals.

Beginning September 1, 2015, all GW-affiliated offices and programs must independently assume the logistical and financial responsibility for making interpreting arrangements for their events.

If you would like a list of contacts for sign language interpreting and related services, please e-mail [email protected].

Upcoming Interpreting & Captioning Services Deadlines

Past Interpreting & Captioning Services Deadlines

Interpreting Staff

  • Kate LaceyKate Lacey, Interpreter

    Kate Lacey

    Kate is a nationally certified sign language interpreter and has worked for GW since 1994.
  • Cheryl RingelCheryl Ringel, DSS Interpreter

    Cheryl Ringel

    Cheryl has a MA in sign language interpretation from Gallaudet University and is an English/American Sign Language interpreter.