Getting started with Alternate Format Text and/or Assistive Technology

Tag: Alternate Format Text

After being approved for Alternate Format Textbooks (AFT) or Assistive Technology (AT) as an accommodation, there are several steps you will need to complete. Below, outlines the information you need to know how to set you up your AFT for success.

Arranging your AFT and/or AT intake meeting

Within a few days of your approval by ODS, you should receive an email allowing you to set up an appointment with our staff. Our office utilizes a free online scheduling service.  In order to schedule your initial appointment, please follow our schedule your intake link, which will guide you step by step through the process. We ask that you review the initial video, answer several survey questions, review our AFT agreement form and then schedule your date and time for the initial meeting. 

Preparing for your meeting

  1. Activate your Box Account.
    First-time users to Rutgers Box will need to click sign up to activate your account. Box is the primary way we will be distributing your course files to you.
  2. Review our Recommended Tools 
    We will review this with you during your intake.

Attending your Intake

Online Intakes

We are currently only conducting online intakes appointments.  Please follow these instructions: 

  1. Click on the staff member below you are meeting with:
    Ken Basco
  2. Enter your full name and email, then click join

In-Person Intakes

Currently, we are not conducting in-person appointments. 

However, when it is safe to do so, most in-person intakes are conducted at your local ODS office or our headquarters in 1 Liberty Plaza.

Our address is:

1 Liberty Plaza
335 George Street, Suite 1200
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

If you are driving, we recommend parking at the Morris Street Parking Deck. Our office can validate your parking ticket when you arrive. There is also street parking available.

We are a short walk from the New Brunswick train station, and also accessible via the EE Rutgers Bus.

AFT Request Information

For information about the AFT Request process please visit our AFT Request Process Page.




Resource Category
Assistive Technology
Alternate Format Text
New Brunswick
Off Campus Locations