Access to class notes is determined upon a student’s medical documentation and an assessment of one’s condition and needs. It is recommended that students attend the note-taking study skills workshop that is offered through the Academic Resource Center to strengthen note-taking ability. If access to class notes is approved as an accommodation, then the accommodation will be indicated on the letter that the student provides to each of his/her professors. It is the responsibility of the professor to find a note-taker for the class; this is a confidential process so the note-taker will not know the student who has requested the notes.
Students who are approved for this accommodation are required to attend class. If the ARC is notified by the professor that the student is missing class, then this accommodation can be rescinded.
Alternatives to class notes are permission for the student to audio-record lectures and/or use of a Smart Pen. The student is responsible for discussing with their professors their request to audio-record class lectures. The Academic Resource Center does not provide audio-recording devices or Smart Pens but can approve them as a reasonable accommodation.