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 …
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…
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…
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
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…
Adding Extra Time on Exams/Quizzes in a Learning Management System
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:
- Go to netid.rutgers.edu
- Click Service Activation on the left side menu
- After you've logged in, click the box that reads 'Rutgers WebEx'.
- Click Activate Services
A confirmation page will appear,…
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…
Confidentiality of Student Information
Contacts for Rutgers Offices of Disability Services
The Office of Disability Services-Camden
Paul Robeson Library
300 4th Street
Camden, NJ 08102
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…
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…
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
Select a text that you want to add a header to.
Select Home > Styles (or press Alt + H, then L), and then select the heading…
Determining accommodated exam length
In order to use this calculator, refer to the accommodations listed in the Letter of Accommodation (LOA). To use this calculator:
- Next to Time provided to class for exam/quiz, enter the total amount of minutes that the class will have for the exam
- Next to Approved for extended time for... exams and quizzes, adjust the drop down to match the accommodation listed on the Letter of Accommodation
- Next to Approved for breaks during exams without time penalty…
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…