Equipment For Deaf/Hard Of Hearing

In compliance with federal and state regulations, NIU has assistive listening devices available for students, faculty/staff, and guests. These devices include a videophone/VRS phone, closed captioners (CC), and assistive listening systems (FM systems).

Video Relay Service / Videophone

  • Founders Library - 1st floor Specialized Study Room  - provide Photo ID to receive key for room from front desk
  • DRC office during regular business hours

Closed Captioners

  • Closed captioned TV in the lounge of the Holmes Student Center
  • Closed captioned TV in the Campus Recreation Center.
  • For classroom use, (West Campus) the instructor should contact Mike Berger from the Media Distribution Equipment Center, 753-0172 or (East Campus) Jan Diem at Technical Services, Williston Basement, 753-0173.

Auditorium Assistive Listening Systems

Assistive listening system receivers can be checked out at the Holmes Student Center Hotel Desk for the following locations:

  • Carl Sandburg Auditorium, Holmes Student Center
  • Duke Ellington Ballroom, Holmes Student Center

Assistive listening devices can be checked out in the following locations:

  • Danielson Auditorium, Wirtz Hall, Wirtz podium, ask instructor, box is labeled
  • Boutell Concert Hall, Music Building, for concerts – request from usher, leave ID
  • Barsema Auditorium, Barsema Hall, Barsema 228 front desk

There is no charge for this service.