Student Services Manual (SSM)

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Effective: 7/1/1994

Revised: 7/1/2012

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SSM 701–09: Note-Taking Accommodations for Qualified Students with Disabilities

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Purpose

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To facilitate access to in-class information for qualified ASU students with disabilities

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Sources

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The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 United States Code §§ 701–796
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (1990, 2008), 42 United States Code § 12101 et seq.
Disability Resource Center

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Policy

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Students must provide required disability documentation to the Disability Resource Center (DRC) that clearly supports the need for note-taking accommodations. Notetakers are solicited, in class, on a volunteer basis. Upon selection by the student with a disability, notetakers are hired by the DRC as independent contractors, at the rate of $25 per class credit hour, or notetakers may elect to receive a DRC letter of recommendation in lieu of payment.

If a student is dissatisfied with notes, the student may terminate the initial notetaker contract, and solicit a new notetaker. If the student receiving notes withdraws from a class, he or she must inform the notetaker and the DRC in writing within 24 hours. If the student terminates the notetaker, he or she must submit the reason for termination in writing.

If no one volunteers as an in-class notetaker, or if the notetaker notifies the student in advance that he or she will be absent, the DRC implements backup note-taking procedures.

See the DRC Web site for detailed information and procedures for accessing services and accommodations available for qualified students at specific ASU campuses and sites.

Note: Students are required to attend class in order to receive class notes.

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Cross-References

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See also, SSM 701–02, “Eligibility for Accommodations—Required Disability Documentation.”

For information on commercial note-taking services, see the Academic Affairs Policies and Procedures Manual—ACD 304–06, “Commercial Note-Taking Services.”


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