Notetaking Support Options

Wendy Palmer, DS District Coordinator | 971-722-8881 | TTY: 503-246-4072

Students Taking Notes in Class

There are a variety of Notetaking Support Options. Eligible students should request a meeting with DS or attend a training session to determine which options might work best for each class.

Notetaking Support

Students who are eligible for notetaking services may choose to use an appropriate support such as:

  1. Peer Notetakers
    Used most of the time. This approach provides an incentive for peers who are already taking good notes to share their notes. See the Peer Notetaker Recruitment page for details.
  2. Equipment Loans
    See the Adaptive Equipment page.
There are items available through campus libraries, such as:
  • Recording devices (digital and tape)
  • Alphasmarts (word processing units for typed notes with a full keyboard)
As well as items available through Disability Services for students with documented need.

Livescribe pens (record audio and match it to written notes)

Paid Notetakers
Used rarely, only when there are specific needs that cannot be met otherwise. When paid notetakers are used, there is a preference for a Universal Design approach in which the notes taken by Accessibility Aides are shared with the whole class.