Interpreter/CART Service Requests

NIU is committed to providing access and will provide sign language interpreters and CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) services as able for university-related events in accordance with applicable law.

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is funded to provide this service to eligible, enrolled students for their class-related academic activities. For other activities, or when a non-student requests interpreting services, the department or organization conducting the program, service, or activity is responsible to fund the cost of the interpreting services.


If you are registered with the Disability Resource Center and are requesting services for an academic course or course-related activity.

Examples of course-related activities: group work, field trips, meeting with faculties, tutoring, extra credit activities, etc.

Student Request Form

Faculty, Staff, Department or Organization

If you are university staff, faculty member, department or organization use the event request form to request services for an event. Examples of events include conferences, workshops, presentations, staff/faculty meetings, student organizations, university-sponsored events, etc.

Please submit requests as early as possible. Requests submitted with less than two full weeks' notice may be able to be fulfilled.

Event Request Form

Note: If you requesting services for a university-sponsored event please contact the department/organization hosting the event to inform them of your need for accommodations. The department/organization hosting the event should make the request for services. If you are unsure of how to proceed or are having difficulties, please contact

Contact Us

Disability Resource Center
Peters Campus Life Building, Suite 180
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
815-753-9570 (fax)
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