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Taking Online Classes for Students with Disabilities 

We appreciate your flexibility during this novel and challenging time, and recognize that this may be the first time some of you are participating in online courses. We have developed information below about some of the most commonly used technologies and questions related to assistive/adaptive technologies as Rutgers in an online environment during COVID-19 spring semester 2021 courses. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list. 

Important: Be familiar with…

Campus

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

Audience

Faculty, Students

Getting Started with Assistive Technology

 

Hi, my name is Nicholas Russo. I am an Assistive Technology Specialist. Whether you are a life long user or just getting started with Assistive Technology (AT), below are a few helpful tips to remember:

 

  • This is always a collaborative process.
  • Recommendations are only Recommendations.
  • Explore and try many different types of AT to determine what works best for you.

 

To the right are various AT that we can provide.  If you are looking to use any of these, or want…

Campus

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

Audience

Students

Getting started with Alternate Format Text and/or Assistive Technology

Tag: Alternate Format Text

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…

Campus

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…

Campus

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

Audience

Faculty, Students

Faculty Training on Accessibility

Welcome to our online training. These series of videos have been designed specifically for those teaching students with disabilities. It is broken down into three sections which will cover:

Accessibility Basics

1 in 5 individuals reports having a disability. The majority of these students have invisible disabilities, such as ADHD, a Specific Learning Disability or heart disease.

In this section, you will learn:

  • What are the common types of disabilities?

Campus

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

Audience

Faculty

Most Commonly Used Course Accommodations

Campus

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

Audience

Students

Receiving Accommodations Online

HOW WILL ACCOMMODATIONS WORK ONLINE?

We appreciate your flexibility during this novel and challenging time, and recognize that this may be the first time some of you are participating in online courses. We have developed information below about how some of the most commonly used accommodations may work in an online environment. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list and we encourage you to contact your ODS Coordinator if you have any questions…

Campus

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

Audience

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

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

Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil 3000 is an accessibility software designed to help students learn course materials in school. With functions such as text-to-speech, highlighting, and integrated note-taking and brainstorming, this assistive technology enables students with learning difficulties to fully engage in what they are learning and to focus on the tasks at hand.

Campus

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

Audience

Students

Screen Readers

Screen readers are used by individuals who are blind or have low vision, to read and navigate their computer. Below are some common types of screen reading software:

 

If you are registered with the Office of Disability Services and looking to utilize this as an accommodation please be sure to speak with your campus’ ODS Coordinator.

 

 

NonVisual Desktop

Audience

Faculty, Students

LiveScribe Pen

 

 

 

The LiveScribe Pen is a note-taking tool, which allows students to capture their notes digitally, while simultaneously time syncing audio recordings. 

 

If you are registered with the Office of Disability Services and looking to utilize this as an accommodation please be sure to speak with your campus’ ODS Coordinator. Feature list   LiveScribe Echo LiveScribe 3 Platforms:
  • Windows, Mac
  • Windows, Mac, IOS, Android…

Campus

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

Audience

Faculty, Students

RADR Virtual Support Desk

As the university continues to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, our office is committed to ensuring we are getting back to you as soon as possible, with accurate information and resources. To help us, please submit our support form below and someone will get back to you shortly. The RADR Virtual Support Desk is for Students Who:
  • have questions about an assistive…

Campus

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

Audience

Faculty, Students

Sonocent Audio Notetaker

 

Sonocent is an online note-taking tool that combines your recorded audio, typed notes, and powerpoints into one place.

 

If you are registered with the Office of Disability Services and looking to utilize this as an accommodation please be sure to speak with your campus’ ODS Coordinator. Feature list Platforms:
  • Windows, Mac, IOS, Android

Recording:

  • Record directly through your microphone or phone
  • Import Audio…

Campus

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

Audience

Faculty, Students