Notetaking Support Options
Wendy Palmer, DS District Coordinator | 971-722-8881 | TTY: 503-246-4072
There are a variety of Notetaking Support Options. Eligible students should discuss their notetaking options with a disability services counselor to determine the best method for each class setting.
Students may choose to use the following notetaking support available through DS:
- 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. Use the Peer Notetaker Flyer in class.
- Equipment Loans
See the Adaptive Equipment page to check availability through campus libraries.
- Recording devices (digital and tape)
- Alphasmarts (word processing units for typed notes with a full keyboard)
- 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.