Students, after you have been approved through your DSPS counselor or LD Specialist:
- Student contacts Student Services Specialist in person to request note-taking for their classes.
- A note-taking request form is filled out after a discussion with specialist on which classes would require note-taking or other options, i.e. note-taker/shared notes, and other devices that can be used in lieu of a note-taker or along with a note-taker.
- Expectations of note-taking are discussed with a reminder that the note-taker is a volunteer and they are taking notes for what they feel is relevant to them. Notes provided may not be comprehensive and are just to be a supplement to what the requester is taking as well.
- Options for receiving complete lecture content is discussed such as using a recorder, SmartPen or Sonocent if the student feels they need all of the lecture content.
- The student will be notified by DSPS through email that they have a note-taker to fill the request.
- If a note-taker is not obtained by the second day of class, and provided that the student requested a note-taker 20 days prior to the start of the semester, they will be provided interim accommodation(s) by contacting DSPS, such as an audio recording device or instructor-taped lectures, SmartPen, Sonocent or instructor notes. If the student gets a volunteer notetaker they will inform the Student Services Specialist. If the note-taker does not meet the students expectations they are to contact DSPS immediately to have an alternative note-taker.
- The notes will be emailed within 32 - 48 hours of any class using NVC student designated email along with a delivery receipt. If a student does not receive their notes it is their responsibility to contact DSPS.
- If the DSPS student misses the class then lecture notes may not be provided.
- The DSPS student needs to contact the specialist if they find they need more than notes, if there are issues with the notes, we would prefer you to contact DSPS before dropping the class.
- DSPS students are also reminded to look at the instructor’s website or Canvas site as lecture notes are often posted on the instructor’s web page or in Canvas.
- If a student needs to withdraw from a class due to the inability to have received a volunteer note-taker and additional support of accessibility devices did not meet their needs, the student has the right to withdraw a class between the second and fifth week of the semester without the withdrawal being reflected on their record.
Note: If there is someone in your class you know and you are comfortable asking them to be your note-taker please do so. Please refer them to the Student Services specialist so they can be given all of the information needed.