Access Resources/Service Directories
Welcome to our compilation of general New Jersey resources for those who welcome patrons with disabilities. Please use the following list of links to browse sections of this page.
The following estimates are provided as guidance only from service providers. It is important to note that each organization needs to negotiate fees with their service providers and and there are many variables that will determine cost of a service.
ASL Cost Estimates:
(Per Paper Mill Playhouse) Our interpreters get paid $800.00 each with a travel reimbursement of up to $50.00. We have 3 interpreters for every show. One out of those 3 is the Team Leader/Director of the group. The team leader/director also receives an additional $550 director’s fee for that role.
(Per Hand’s On, An ASL Service based in NYC)“For interpreters, we pay anywhere from $200/PP for a show at New Victory (Off Broadway theatre) , to $1500/ea to Shakespeare in the Park. I think it's hard to give fees without more information like details on the show, how many interpreters you need and also the size and budget of a theater. Also, you need to always hire a deaf director/advisor, and that too ranges from $100 - $600.”
Audio Description Cost Estimates:
Most fees range from $250-$600
A single performance of a play (with pre-show notes) is the lower end.
Multiple performances with Sensory Seminars are at the upper end.
$200 would be for a smaller show (non-musical) with only one performance day of description, with consideration for a smaller theater’s budget.
These are the things that would add to the cost usual in $100 increments, with consideration for a larger theater’s budget:
· A second performance
· A sensory seminar
· A complicated show
· A musical, especially a dance musical
CART/Captioning Cost Estimates:
Varies from $100-$175 per hour with a two, three or four-hour minimum depending on location. The variation depends on what type of event is captioned, whether it is a single viewer on a laptop, a group viewing the captions on a screen/LED, a webcast going out to a wider audience thereby requiring more technical expertise. There are also several platforms with varying costs that stream captions and may be used with any of the setups just mentioned. Another parameter that factors into pricing is the expertise of the captioner and the amount of professional certifications that the captioner holds. In other words, a captioner captioning a college class may charge at the lower end of the spectrum, while a captioner captioning a professional technical meeting will charge in the middle or upper end. The cost also depends on how much technology is involved and the set up and technical expertise the captioner may have in order to operate and troubleshoot that technology. Another factor is the location of the event, whether the captioner will have to travel and carry and setup equipment and whether that event falls on a weekend or is in the evening.
Travel costs also vary. If an event is within driving distance, most captioners will charge the federal mileage rate.
Theater/event captioning $100-$175 per hour depending on display type and content, plus mileage/travel expenses.
A comprehensive lsit of braille transcription firms doing essentially mass production of press Braille for longer runs, those doing essentially short-run on-demand Braille transcription, and a few which do some of both.
Linked below is the NJ Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing’s (DDHH) referral list containing contact information for CART reporters and C-Print captionists/operators. CART and C-Print is a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for persons with hearing loss. DDHH disseminates this list as a service to the community and as a resource for consumers to locate and hire CART reporters and C-Print captionists/operators.
Linked below is the NJ Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing’s (DDHH) referral list containing contact information for freelance sign language interpreters. Sign language interpreting is a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for persons with hearing loss. DDHH disseminates this list as a service to the community and as a resource for consumers to locate and hire qualified sign language interpreters.
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Open Captioning is a general term used to describe text displayed simultaneous to live speech, dialogue or performance. Also referred to as “OC,” it is derived from its analogue, closed captioning, which began as text-based access to broadcast programs.
CART, Communication Access Realtime Translation, captioning is a service provided to deaf and hard-of-hearing consumers using the same technology of a stenograph machine and software outputting text to a computer, television monitor, or LCD projector screen on-site at a meeting, convention or other event. CART captioning can also be provided remotely through the internet.
- NJ Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired Pamela Gaston firstname.lastname@example.org
- NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center Adam Szczepaniak email@example.com
- Audio-Vision/Newsline Karen Carson firstname.lastname@example.org
- NJ National Federation of the Blind Joe Ruffalo email@example.com
- NJ Council of the Blind Ottilie Lucas firstname.lastname@example.org
- NJ Parents of Blind Children Holly Miller email@example.com
- Deaf-Blind League of NJ Kevin Munn firstname.lastname@example.org
- Association for the Multiple-Impaired Blind Aaron Soto email@example.com
- NJ LIONS Club District 16 Richard Zimmerman firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Little Rock Foundation Tina Fiorentino email@example.com
- NJ Blind Citizens Association Stacey Stefanski firstname.lastname@example.org
- EIES of New Jersey Frank Scafidi email@example.com
- Beyond the Eyes James Jasey firstname.lastname@example.org
- Eyes Like Mine Krystle Allen email@example.com
- Margaret Winchester Enrichment Center Margaret Graw firstname.lastname@example.org
- NJ Blind Athletes Association Pansy King email@example.com
- NJ Blind Children’s Center Carol Castellano firstname.lastname@example.org
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