Note Taking Accommodations
Procedure for Students
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
If you qualify for note-taking
accommodations, you will be able to request a volunteer note taker to
provide you with class notes on carbon-copy paper (provided by
Disability Services). The following is a procedure for you to follow as
it relates to requesting note-taking accommodations.
- Meet with the Coordinator of Disability Services to have Accommodation Request forms completed
that specifies your note-taking accommodation needs. You will be
provided with a supply of carbon paper used for note-taking.
- Meet your instructor(s) regarding your note-taking accommodation
needs and provide your instructor with your “Accommodation Request”
form and “Note-taking accommodations procedure for faculty” page.
- Ask your instructor to announce in class for a volunteer note-taker to come forward at the end of the class session. Impress on the instructor that you wish to remain anonymous until a volunteer comes forward. Most other students will have left the classroom by that time.
- You then would meet with the volunteer, introduce your self and express your appreciation of them assisting by taking notes. You do not need to explain why you need a note-taker. Provide the student with a supply of carbon paper and ask them to hand you the yellow copy at the end of each class.
- It is recommended that you invest in a small hand-held tape recorder during your college career. In
the event that your note-taker may be absent from class, or some other
circumstances prevents you from getting quality notes on a given day,
you may want to record the lecture. You do need the instructor’s permission to do so. If
you have a recorder, the space indicating a request to use a recorder
on the “Accommodations Request” form will be marked for you.
- Remember that utilizing a volunteer note-taker is utilized only for those who qualify for the service. This
means that you are expected to attend class on a regular basis and are
not to use the note-taker to substitute your attendance.
If you have any questions regarding the
test taking procedure through Disability Services, please call us at
346-3365. Thank you for your cooperation in this process.
Jim Joque, Director
Disability & Assistive Technology Center