Using a Notetaker
To request the note taking modification, meet first with your Disability Services Coordinator. If your Coordinator verifies your right to peer-note taking as a reasonable modification, Disability Services will:
- provide carbonless copy paper (also called NCR paper) or photocopying services at the Disability Services office
- provide a $30 in UMoney to your notetaker
Here are the steps you should take:
- Obtain the Disability Services for Students Stipend for Shared Notes forms from your Coordinator.
- Find a qualified classmate to share notes with you. If your serach is not successful, ask your instructor for his/her assistance with finding a notetaker by making an announcement in the class.
- Inform yourself and your notetaker about how the stipend works. Disability Services provides a $30 in UMoney for one notetaker per class.
- Establish an employer to employee relationship with your notetaker. Disability Services is not the employer. If your notetaker is confused, we will send them to you for clarification.
- Arrange for the copying methods you and your notetaker will use. You may use carbonless copy paper (also called NCR paper) or photocopying services at the Disability Services office. You may also use an electronic transfer of notes from your notetaker. You must direct the service and make appropriate arrangements.
- Complete and turn in the forms by the Monday of the last day of classes the last week of classes one week before finals during the semester notes are being taken. Disability Services will not accept incomplete forms or forms submitted after the deadline.