Peer Notetaker and Audio Recording

Peer Notetakers

Some students need peer notetakers due to the functional limitations of their disability. Your involvement with recruitment of a classmate as a notetaker is crucial to this accommodation. Please be in communication with Accessibility Resources if you are having difficulty obtaining a student notetaker. Not providing this accommodation is not an option. After an eligible student has submitted a notetaker request to Accessibility Resources, we will contact the professor and ask that they make a class announcement (wording is given to the professor).

Audio Recording

Accessibility Resources, where appropriate, may recommend that a student with a qualifying disability be permitted to audio record class lectures (via phone, laptop, or recorder) as a form of academic accommodation. Use of the accommodation of audio recording class lectures is subject to the following conditions:

  1. Recording of class lectures are only for the student's personal use in study and preparation related to the class.
  2. The student may not share these recordings with any other person, whether or not that person is in the class.
  3. The student acknowledges that the recordings are sources, the use of which in any academic work is governed by the rules of academic conduct.
  4. The student agrees to destroy any recordings that were made when they are no longer needed for academic work.

Some classes involve discussion of confidential material which is not appropriate to be audio-recorded.

Students who have been granted permission to audio record class lectures an an accommodation must agree in writing to abide by each of these provisions. Eligible students should notify Accessibility Resources which class they intend to record and sign an agreement form prior to using this accommodation. This agreement will be sent to the professor.