Resources For Faculty

10 Commandments of Communication

The rules of etiquette and good manners when communicating or interacting with people with disabilities are generally the same as the rules for good etiquette in society. These guidelines address specific issues which frequently arise for people with disabilities in terms of those issues related to disability and outline basic etiquette for working with people with different kinds of disabilities.

These should be regarded as general caveats of appropriate behavior. Since everyone is different, these guidelines only hold true for …

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

Audience

Faculty

Accessibility Checklist

Building a new course?

If you are starting your course from scratch, this is a great model to utilize in building your course. 

Research Phase Do I have the right people on the bus, and in the right seats?

Developing a course takes many groups of people and skill sets. It is highly recommended that you set up a meeting to talk with at least the following people:

  • Office of Disability Services- They can provide you with great insights into how to make items more accessible. However, more…

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

Audience

Faculty

Accessible Graphs

Desmos

One of the tools available to students, is a free online program called Desmos (Links to an external site.). It allows the user to create graphs, and then listen to them by either reading out the plots or interpreting changes in tone and pitch.

 

Next Faculty Training Topic: Accessibility Checklist

 

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

Audience

Faculty

Accommodation Basics for Faculty

The Office of Disability Services partners with faculty and/or the schools to ensure that student's approved academic accommodations are met. If you have questions or concerns about any accommodations listed on a Letter of Accommodation, please start by contacting the specific coordinator listed on the letter.

BASIS FOR DETERMINING ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations are approved for a student after the student has met with a coordinator…

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

Audience

Faculty

Adding Extra Time on Exams/Quizzes in a Learning Management System

This link includes instructions on how to extend the time on your online test/quiz. Be sure you are working with our office to ensure it is fully accessible, however.

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

Audience

Faculty

Adding Live Captioning to online classes

For professors looking to teach synchronous online classes, our office recommends using WebEx. If you require live captioning, below are the steps to enable them:

Enabling WebEx- First Time Users

First-time users will need to activate your WebEx service. Please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to netid.rutgers.edu
  2. Click Service Activation on the left side menu
  3. After you've logged in, click the box that reads 'Rutgers WebEx'.
  4. Click Activate Services

A confirmation page will…

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

Audience

Faculty

CCTV/ Portable Magnifiers

Students with Low Vision may also utilize a CCTV, which is a camera mounted device that enlarges a book or other item under the camera onto a screen. This device can then adjust the zoom, color contrast, and colors of the page for the student. There are portable options, which uses a video camera embedded in the device to enlarge the items. 

You may see some students attempt to use their phones in a similar fashion. After a certain digital zoom level, the items on the phones become pixelated. The portable digital magnifier has…

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

Audience

Faculty

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

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

Audience

Faculty, Students, Visitors

Creating a Kaltura Channel - and sharing it with a captionist

This page is for professors moving their courses online as a result of COVID-19. We have arranged for all of your videos to be captioned by 3Play media. To do so, please follow the instructions below:

 

Set up your Channel

Go to: https://rutgers.mediaspace.kaltura.com/ and Log in.

First-time users will need to click on their name on the top right and then click 'Account Request'.  It…

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

Audience

Faculty

Creating Accessible Math

Creating accessible math is hard. As you heard in a previous video, depending on the type of browser, its version, the type of screen reader and its version, the same equation may be read in multiple ways to the student. 

Below is a video tutorial on how we would recommend you create your math, that would allow our office to provide the student with accessible math.

(P.S I intended on combining the two videos, but ran into issues doing so)

From LaTeX to Accessible Math

 

From MathType to Accessible…

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

Audience

Faculty

Creating Navigation

In our introduction to screen readers part 1, we looked at how  a student would navigate your course content. Below is a tutorial on how to set up structure with in your documents to allow a student to easily navigate through them.

 

 

To add a heading style

  1. Select a text that you want to add a header to.

  2. Select Home > Styles (or press Alt + H, then L), and then select the heading…

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

Audience

Faculty

Enlarge font for exams

Introduction 

This document is for all Professors and Teaching Assistants who wish to enlarge font of a document/Exam in word format. Typically, students’ Letter of Accommodation has the approved font size, if it is absent then consider 22, as a least font size for enlargement. Also, such students use a computer or separate set of sheets to record their answers for exams. Hence, the formatting will be done considering such factors. 

 

Best Practices…

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

Audience

Faculty

Faculty Accessibility Resources

Faculty Accessibility Resources:

As courses are moved to an online environment, we have developed faculty resources for accessible online learning to provide the most critical accessibility and accommodation considerations when moving courses, content and assessments from in-person to online formats in a constrained time frame.  The University…

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

Audience

Faculty

Faculty Accessibility Resources

As courses are moved to an online environment, we have developed faculty resources for accessible online learning to provide the most critical accessibility and accommodation considerations when moving courses, content and assessments from in-person to online formats in a constrained time frame.  The University has also created overall faculty resources as they move to…

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

Audience

Faculty

Faculty Accommodations

Resources for faculty with disabilities who need accommodations while at Rutgers

Audience

Faculty