Alternate Format Text

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…

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

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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:

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

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Students

Getting started with Alternate Format Text and/or Assistive Technology

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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…

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

Audience

Students

How Do I Submit an AFT Request?

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There is no specific deadline for submitting a request. However students should submit the AFT Request form in the following timeframe depending on the type of format:

  • All requests for Braille, Tactile Images, Daisy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), should be submitted no later than 2 months prior to the beginning of the semester.
  • All request for PDF, Kurzweil 300, MP3s…

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

Audience

Students

How to find the books required for my class

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Finding your booklist

This page will help you find your required course readings. Once you receive your schedule, you must review your required course reading materials. You can find them through the following methods:

  1. Go to the Rutgers Online Schedule of Classes. After finding your section, click on the ‘books’ link.
  2. Go to the University…

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

Audience

Students

How to Find your Textbook in Electronic Formats

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In some cases, your books may already be available in an electronic format. Below are some resources to help you find them:

Bookshare Bookshare is an accessible online library for people with print disabilities.  Free memberships for qualified U.S. students and schools. To sign up for Bookshare and obtain your electronic book, go to the Bookshare…

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

Audience

Students

Post AFT Intake

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

Audience

Students

Turnitin Accessibility Topics

Turnitin Accessibility Topics 

(Information borrowed from University of Colorado Boulder's web site)

Service Overview

Turnitin is an originality-checking service that instructors can enable for assignments in Canvas. There are two layers of Turnitin that students can access: originality scores in Canvas and Turnitin Feedback Studio. Students may view the originality score within Canvas under Submission Details…

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

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Faculty, Students