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Volunteer Notetaker Training

Thank You for Volunteeringto be a Notetaker for a studentwith a disability!

Items You Need to Complete

  • Reviewthis PowerPoint presentation in itsentirety.

  • Click on linkat the end of the presentation to take quiz

  • Submit quiz (no quiz, no priority registration!)

Whyis Note-taking an Accommodation?

  • The Government has establishedlaws to protect the civil rights of citizens/studentswithdisabilities

  • For further information, go to followingwebsites:

    - American withDisabilitiesAct (ADA)


    - Section 504 of the RehabilitationAct of 1973


Whoiseligible for Note-taking Services?

There are manydifferentreasonswhystudentsregisteredwithDisability Services mayqualify for a note-taker. Examplesinclude:

  • Studentswho are hard of hearing or deaf

  • Studentswithlow vision or who are blind

  • Studentswithdexterity/motorskilldifficulty

  • Studentswithlearningdisabilities

Academic situations where a note-takermightbeneeded

  • Class or lab lectures

  • Class discussion

  • Class guest speakers

  • Video or films

  • Field trips or experientiallearning

The Benefits for the StudentReceiving Notes

  • Allows student to focus on the instructor.

  • Provides student with accurate information.

  • Increases student’s confidence –

    - student knows that he/she is

    receiving accurate information

  • Gives student access to classroom information that might have been missed.

  • Gives student the opportunity to participate in classroom discussion.

  • Supplements the student’s notes and provides a tool for note-taking improvements.

Benefit of being a Volunteer Note-taker

  • For sharing your notes

  • with the SNAP student,

  • we offer you

  • Priority Registration

  • for the next major semester.

  • Not only will you be doing a great service but you can also add your volunteerism to your resume!

Volunteer Note-takingGuidelines

  • Takeclear, concise notes using a blue or blackpen.

  • Bringyour notes to the SNAP office at least twice a weekto becopied. If you use a computer, youmay email your notes to [email protected] and the notes willbeforwarded on to the SNAP student.

  • Attend class everyday. If you miss a class and copy someoneelse’s notes, pleasemake an extra copy for the SNAP student.

Note-takingStrategies to Ensure Good Notes

 Do not use color pensbecause they do not

copy or scan clearly. Use a black or blue pens only.

  • Put a heading and a date on your notes for each class session.

  • If possible, use a similar note-taking format throughout the semester.

  • Leave margin space on the paper for the student to add his/her own comment later

  • Make sure your handwriting is legible

  • Correct spelling errors and make sure all abbreviations have been properly identified.


Center for Disability Services


(StudentsNeeding Access Parity)

160 Calhoun St.

Lightsey Center, Room 104

Phone: (843) 953-1431

Fax: (843) 953-7731

Email: [email protected]

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