Student Resources

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.

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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

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…

Campus

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

Audience

Faculty

High School & Transition

Differences Between High School and College for Students with Disabilities APPLICABLE LAWS HIGH SCHOOL
      COLLEGE
 
  • I.D.E.A. (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)
  • A.D.A. (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and ADAAA (Amendments Act) of 2008)
  • Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Section 504,…

Campus

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

Audience

Students

Informal Resolution & Grievance Process

Overview of the Informal Resolution Process

Rutgers University has adopted this Informal Resolution Process for students with disabilities enrolled at Rutgers University as one of the means to provide for prompt and equitable resolutions to informally resolve problems, issues or concerns related to equal access to University programs, courses, services, facilities, and activities.  The objective of the Informal Resolution Process is to provide a means for students to report concerns or issues and for the University to attempt to resolve or…

Campus

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

Audience

Students

Registering for Services and General Inquiries

Register with ODS Students with a documented disability looking to register for reasonable accommodations and services at Rutgers University:
  1. Complete and submit the Registration Form
    Upon completion of this form, you will receive a confirmation email of your submission.

  2. Schedule an Initial Appointment
    After receiving your initial information form, a…

Campus

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

Audience

Students

Requests for COVID-19 Related Considerations, Exceptions and Disability-Related Accommodations:

The following document is meant to provide the university community with information and referrals during the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19.  There may be times when a Rutgers University student makes a request for a consideration, modification, or accommodation that is COVID-19 related in order to participate in any Rutgers course for the fall 2020.  This document is meant to provide guidelines to allow our students safe participation, or modification of participation, in Rutgers courses during these difficult…

Campus

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

Audience

Students

Student Evaluations and Assessments

Rutgers students who suspect they may have the following conditions and may need documentation for academic accommodations for:
  • Learning Disabilities
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)/Concussion/Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Other Neurological Disorders
  • Psychological Concerns (e.g., anxiety or depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Rutgers University has several options for student evaluations or assessment services.  The first option…

Campus

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

Audience

Students

Student Resources

Campus

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

Audience

Students

Transition Resources: High School to College

As all students navigate the process of applying to college, being accepted, and transitioning to college, it is important for students with disabilities and their parents to consider additional things as they make this journey.

  1. There are differences in the types of services provided by colleges versus high schools.
  2. The laws are different from high school and college.
  3. The student is much more in charge of what they need to do.
  4. Students have to self-advocate and follow the college's process or…

Campus

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

Audience

Students

Transportation and Parking

Transportation:  Camden:

The Rutgers Camden Shuttle travels in a loop that services City Lots 15 & 16, the Law School, the Nursing & Science Building, and the Business & Science Building. Weekdays during the Fall & Spring Semesters, the Rutgers Camden Shuttle operates from 7 AM until 10 PM Monday thru Thursday, and from 7 AM until 7 PM on Friday. Weekdays during the Summer, the Rutgers Camden Shuttle operates from 7 AM until 7 PM Monday thru Thursday. There is no service on any weekend, during certain holidays/holiday…

Campus

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

Audience

Students

Web Ex and Web Ex Accessibility

Web Ex is a web conferencing tool enabling collaboration through online meetings and collaboration.  Some courses will be utilizing Web ex for their courses for online learning. 

Rutgers Information Technology has created a Quick Start Guide for Web Ex as well as Using Web Ex Meetings,…

Campus

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

Audience

Faculty, Students

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