Resources For Students

About the Offices of Disability Services

At every Rutgers University campus or location there is an Office of Disability Services (ODS) to provide reasonable accommodations and services for students with disabilities. The ODS team members will work closely with each student individually in order to develop an effective and comprehensive plan for appropriate services and reasonable accommodations. We are dedicated to provide information and resources necessary to allow students to pursue…

Campus

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

Audience

Students

AFT Request Process

Schedule a Support Call

  1. The student confirms their course materials by searching their syllabus and/or the online schedule of classes (linked on RADR’s “How to find the books required for my class?” page).
  2. Log onto…

Campus

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

Audience

Students

Alternate Format Text Services

Alternate Format Text Services

Welcome to the Alternate Format Text (AFT) page. AFT is the term applied to course materials such as textbooks, electronic documents, exams and other print materials which students with print disabilities need converted into accessible formats. AFT may include but are not limited to: braille, audio, large print and electronic format. After being approved for AFT as an accommodation there are several steps you will need to complete.

In this section you will find helpful information on how to:

Campus

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

Audience

Students

ASL/CART Services

American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL Interpretation is the most prominent type of interpreting used today. Interpreters interpret between two distinct languages—American Sign Language (ASL) and English. In order to be effective, interpreters must be fluent in both languages. ASL interpreting occurs in two ways: simultaneously and consecutively. According to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), simultaneous interpreting requires interpreters to listen and sign, or watch and speak, at the same time. The interpreter…

Campus

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

Audience

Students

Barrier Buster Information

Barrier Busters are resources at the University that help eliminate barriers to a full Rutgers experience. 

FACILITIES

If you experience any of the following barriers, please contact Facilities for support:

  • Outdoor lights are out, pavement is broken, etc.
  • Academic building is locked.
  • Elevator is broken.
  • Accessible door opener does not work.
  • Snow/ice removal is needed.

Website: 

Campus

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

Audience

Students

Camden Exam Accommodation Process

Only students approved for accommodations may submit a request. For questions regarding the registration process visit our Registration Page.

 

Photo of Gabby Jones

For questions, or assistance, please reach out to:

Gabrielle “Gabby” Jones, M.S.
Accommodation Administrator
Armitage Hall, Room 231
P. 856-225-6954

Campus

Camden

Audience

Students

Common Forms for ODS Students

Campus

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

Audience

Students

Confidentiality and Release of Information

The Office for Disability Services (ODS) is committed to ensuring that all information regarding a student is maintained confidentially as required or permitted by law. Any information collected is used for the benefit of the student. This information may include psycho-educational testing, grades, biographical history, disability information, and case notes.

Procedures for handling student information has been adopted by ODS and is rigorously followed by the staff of ODS. Students are informed of their confidentiality rights during…

Campus

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

Audience

Students

Considering Rutgers?

Future Student Overview

Students with disabilities should be aware of the changes in their rights and responsibilities as they leave high school and enter college as well as the rights and responsibilities of the university. Here are some important points to keep in mind:

  • Future students with a disability should visit the Office of Disability Services in their junior or senior year of high school to learn about services at the college level
  • The 

Campus

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

Audience

Students

Contacts for Rutgers Offices of Disability Services

Rutgers University-Camden

The Office of Disability Services-Camden
Rutgers-Camden Learning Center
Armitage Hall, Room 231
311 North 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102-1405
Phone: 856.225.2717
Fax: 856.225.6084
E-mail: disability-services@camden.rutgers.edu

Campus

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

Audience

Faculty, Students, Visitors

Documentation Guidelines for a Learning Disability

Every report submitted to the Office of Disability Services (ODS) for learning disability documentation must meet the ODS general documentation guidelines as well as including the following elements:

I.   Recent Assessment

The report must provide adequate information about the student’s current level of functioning.  If such information is missing and/or outdated, the student may be asked to provide a more recent or complete assessment…

Campus

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

Audience

Students

Documentation Guidelines for a Medical Condition

For any disability or condition which impacts physical well-being, such as, but not limited to: impaired vision, impaired hearing, impaired mobility, diabetes, Crohn’s Disease, etc., the student is required to provide documentation of the disability/condition. Specifically, it is recommended that our Medical Condition Documentation Form is completed by the treating health care provider.  If the form is not completed, any other documentation submitted must be…

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

Audience

Students

Documentation Guidelines for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

General Information

Further information on the components of professionally prepared documentation such as: qualified professionals; diagnostic statements; diagnostic methodology; current functioning and current documentation; functional impairment; duration, progression, and stability of a condition; and documentation to support requested reasonable accommodations can be found at the following link: General Documentation Guidelines.

The documentation…

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

Audience

Students

Documentation Principles and Guidelines

Documentation Principles
  • The Office of Disability Services uses a combination of information to determine eligibility and reasonable accommodations. Documentation of a specific disability does not translate directly into a specific accommodation or set of accommodations, instead reasonable accommodations are determined on a case-by-case and course-by-course basis.
  • Ensuring that accommodations provide effective access requires a deliberative and collaborative process that is responsive to the unique experience of each…

Campus

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

Audience

Students

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