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Having access to quality class notes is an integral part of learning.  If writing notes in class is a barrier, a note-taking accommodation may be requested.

Note-taking Designed for All Students:

Design instructional supports for all students which minimizes the need for individual note-taking.  Consider:

Interpreters/CART Writers

Interpreters and CART writers provide communication access to deaf and hard of hearing individuals:

  • Sign Language Interpreters translate spoken English into American Sign Language (ASL) and often work in teams.
  • CART writers are trained professionals who use a steno machine, translation software and a computer to translate spoken English into printed text.

Interpreters and CART writers:

Attendance Requirements

Students who believe that they cannot adhere to an attendance policy because of circumstances directly related to a disability may seek an accommodation. As with all accommodations, the process for students to initiate a request for attendance accommodations is through Disability Resources. All requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and in consultation with the course instructor.

What is a Reasonable Accommodation?

The University will provide reasonable accommodation(s) upon request to an otherwise qualified employee or student as required by law. Reasonable accommodations ensure equal access to University employment, educational opportunities, programs, services, and activities in the most integrated setting appropriate to the individual’s needs.  The extent of such accommodation(s) cannot impose an undue hardship upon the University, constitute a fundamental alteration to a program, or compromise academic integrity.

Access to Lecture Content

Course design, instruction and delivery of content is ever changing. As an instructor, you may utilize technology, supplemental resources and other innovative strategies to foster learning and engagement in your classroom. For most students, having access to quality notes as a study aid is an integral part of their learning. DRC encourages you to consider instructional design techniques that minimize the need for an individual *note-taking* accommodation by providing notes and resources to all students.