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Accessible Events

GUIDELINES FOR HOSTING ACCESSIBLE EVENTS, PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES INTRODUCTION

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is committed to maintaining an inclusive, welcoming and accessible educational, working and living environment for people of all abilities across all of the University campuses. Rutgers University strives for our campus experiences to be universally designed and useable by all people to the extent possible.

It is everyone's responsibility at the University to ensure that our campus activities, events, programs…

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New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students, Visitors

Confidentiality of Student Information

A guide for faculty, staff and administrators regarding confidentiality for students with disabilities enrolled at Rutgers.

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New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

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Faculty, Staff, Visitors

Dragon Naturally Speaking

Dragon Naturally Speaking by Nuance has become the leader in Speech to Text and Speech Command. They offer several different products, each which have been enhanced to fulfill a specific need. It is important you review the specification of each product to choose the right one for you.

Speech Command

It is recommended by Nuance to use Dragon Professionals Individual license for the desktop. This version has been optimize to control common operations on your computer. Specific software may require macros. For assistance with setting…

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students, Visitors

GUIDELINES FOR HOSTING ACCESSIBLE EVENTS, PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES

INTRODUCTION

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is committed to maintaining an inclusive, welcoming and accessible educational, working and living environment for people of all abilities across all of the University campuses. Rutgers University strives for our campus experiences to be universally designed and useable by all people to the extent possible.

It is everyone's responsibility at the University to ensure that our campus activities, events, programs, and services provide inclusive participation for all attendees.…

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty, Staff

Merging video and caption files

To begin you will need to have a video file (i.e .mp4) and a caption file (i.e .vtt, .srt). There are several programs you can do this with, below are the 2 that we would recommend

Kaltura - Preferred
  1. Log in to 

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students

Setting up ASL or CART in Zoom

Information for professors

In many cases, depending on how long your class is or the nature of the content matter, the student may be assigned multiple American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters. These individuals utilize signs, facial expressions, and body postures to communicate to the student what is happening during your class. The student will sometimes also use this to communicate to you, through the ASL interpreter.

It is important to note, you should always talk directly to the student, and not their…

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty, Staff

Types of CART services

There are 3 main types of Live Captions:

Automated Captions

Suitable for open access, where their isn't an individual with a disability. Automated captions average only about 70-80% accuracy. To enable:

  • Open your zoom session
  • Click Live Transcript on the bottom of zoom
  • Click Enable Automatic Transcription

 

Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) - Zoom Displayed

This is the preferred option. If you…

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students, Visitors

Using Zooms Automated Captions

Automated Captions are now available for all Rutgers Zoom accounts. Once activated by the host, all users will have the opportunity to benefit from this feature.

Activating Automated Captions

To activate the automated captions for users, the host will need to start closed captioning. To do so:

  1. After launching your meeting, click on the Live Transcript button, located at the bottom of the zoom window (next to Record).

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty, Staff

Zoom and Zoom Accessibility

Zoom is a Web conferencing tool with combination of video, voice, content sharing, and chat functions for online meetings or courses.  

Rutgers now has a university-wide license for Zoom.  Rutgers Information Technology Services, ITS has created a Zoom Home page with information on Creating a Rutgers Zoom Account, a…

Campus

New Brunswick, Off Campus Locations, RBHS, Newark, Camden

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students