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Classroom Accommodations

Having access to class notes is integral to the learning process.  For some students with disabilities, taking handwritten notes presents a barrier.  When this is the case, the following classroom accommodations may be approved.  Accommodations to address other barriers in the classroom environment can be requested and are approved on a case by case basis.

  • Notetaking Services
  • Use of Personal Laptop
  • Permission to Audio-Record Lectures 

 Notetaking Services

Notetaking services are provided using a student-peer system. The notetaker is hired as a DRC Student Assistant and compensated at the rate of $20.00/per unit (based on full 10 week quarter, prorated thereafter).  The DRC student can choose to select their notetaker or can request assistance from their instructor in identifying a good candidate. 

Once the notetaker has been selected, they must begin the hiring process in the DRC as soon as possible.  The Notetaker Student Assistant Hiring Process & Guidelines available in the DRC (9/103) provides the complete details.

STUDENT HOW-TOProcedures for Notetaking Services


Use of Personal Laptop

DRC student use of a personal laptop in the classroom is restricted for notetaking purposes only.


Audio-Recording Lectures

Recording class lectures is permitted for eligible DRC students when the student provides notification of the approved accommodation to their instructors.  The DRC student must provide their own recording device. 

Use of this accommodation is conditional on the student’s adherence to the following:

  1. The recorded lecture material will be specifically and solely used for educational purposes and will not be reproduced or shared in any way.
  2. The recorded material is protected under federal and international copyright legislation and may not be published or quoted without the instructor's explicit consent.
  3. All recordings will be destroyed at the end of the quarter.

STUDENT HOW-TO: Procedures for Audio Recording Lectures