Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), gives individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing the right to accessible communication. The ADA mandates that public or private entities are responsible for providing this accessibility. Radford University proudly supports deaf and hard of hearing individuals by offering accommodations such as Assistive Listening Devices (ALD), quality Interpreting Services, and Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) Services.

Individuals with hearing loss who require accommodations, contact the Coordinator of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at or 540-831-6350.


Captioning, a textual representation of audio media, is an important accessibility tool for deaf people, as well as a benefit and learning tool for others. With so many avenues to obtain or create captioned media, ensuring that instructional materials are accessible is achievable.

 Creating Offline Captions

 Why Captions provide Equal Access

Captioned Media is Equitable Access