Student Accommodations

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…

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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

Camden Exam Accommodation Process

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

 

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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

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…

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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…

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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

Exam Accommodations

Only students approved for accommodations may submit a request. For questions regarding the registration process visit our Registration Page.  For RBHS students, this exam process may not be applicable. Please check with your ODS Coordinator for instructions on how to request testing accommodations related to the RBHS school or course you are enrolled.    Submit your Exam…

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

Audience

Students

Exam Acommodations Online

EXAM ACCOMMODATIONS

Remember, submitting your Letter of Accommodation to your professor is step one in implementing your exam accommodations.  All students who have exams either online or in person should be submitting an exam request form.  Students should follow the Student Responsibilities for Exam Accommodation process outlined…

Campus

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

Audience

Students

Exam arrangements through ODS

Before the exam
  • Submit the online Exam Accommodation Request Form no less than 5 business days (excluding holidays & weekends) before the scheduled date of the exam
  • Submit requests for final exams approximately three weeks prior to the start date of finals.
  • Monitor your email for your exam confirmation.
  • Verify the accuracy of the exam confirmation and contact the exam administrator if there are any problems (i.e change of exam date…

Campus

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

Audience

Students

General Documentation Guidelines

The guidelines for documentation below are recommended for Rutgers University to enhance consistency and provide students, parents and professionals with the information needed to assist students in establishing eligibility for services and receiving appropriate accommodations. The guidelines are broad enough to allow for flexibility in accepting documentation from a range of perspectives given the different educational environments within Rutgers University.

Campus

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

Audience

Students