Alternative Communication Services

Each type of service offered is unique and has specific applications. The ACS staff will gladly explain each method and assist you in choosing the most appropriate form of communication access for your specific need.

Let us help you find the right solution for your specific needs.

“When you contract with us, it is an element that you no longer need to concern yourself with.  You know that the service will be provided and the cost managed.”

Phil Hyssong

CEO , Alternative Communication Services

Live

Captioning

Voice-to-text – The translation of the spoken English word translated instantaneously into English text. This can be achieved through a number of methods including: CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation), Captioning and Text Interpreting (TypeWell & C-Print).

CART Captioning

Onsite or Remote CART can be provided for meetings, conferences, training sessions, civic events, special events and in the classroom

TV & STREAMING CAPTIONS​

Realtime captioning is the process by which the spoken word is transcribed and merged with a visual image. ACS’s broadcast and Live stream captions are available 24/7.

TEXT INTERPRETING​

Text Interpreting (TypeWell & C-Print) is the meaning-for-meaning transcription of English text, typically found in the educational environment.

Post

Captions

Adding captions to your videos expands your audience and ensures your compliance with accessibility laws. ACS provides high quality post-production captioning and translation services that include:

Open / Closed Captions

Closed captioning service enables you to get more value from your existing video content by appealing to a wider audience.

Transcription

One of our skilled writers carefully listens to your media to create a verbatim transcript with a minimum of 98% accuracy. 

Translation

Translation is the process of taking a source (text, digital media, existing captions) from one language and making it understandable in one or more different languages.

Sign Language

Interpreting & Training

ACS provides ASL-English interpreting, interpreter coordination, interpreter evaluation and mentoring services. We also offer a concentrated multi-faceted approach to interpreter continuing education via workshops and study groups.

ASL Interpreting

Our interpreters are qualified and credentialed according to state requirements, screened, and/or Nationally Certified with Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

Video Remote Interpreting

An on-demand service that provides communication between deaf or hard-of-hearing persons and hearing persons that are in the same location.

Training

ACS provides interpreter CEU’s, mentorship, study groups and workshops.