Students who qualify for this accommodation may obtain class notes by asking the instructor for copies of lecture notes or by asking a classmate for notes. The Office of Disability Services provides the student with a notetaker packet that includes information for the instructor, the student with a disability, and the volunteer notetaker. It also includes a supply of NCR paper. We ask the notetaker to use NCR paper or to provide copies of typed class notes. The student may ask the instructor to help him/her find a qualified notetaker. The instructor should expect to see the information sheet which gives the instructor some ideas of how to help the student find a notetaker.
A good notetaker
- regularly attends class
- takes thorough, clear notes
- writes legibly
- In classes where power points are presented as a class outline and shared with the class prior to the lecture time, there should be little or no need for a note taker. This is good universal design as it helps all learners.
- Important class communication can be reinforced by e-mail as well as spoken in class.