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Taking notes is crucial for any college student
and so there's a lot of college students with disabilities
that this becomes a barrier, listening to a lecture
and trying to get that information down as quickly as possible
on a computer or on pen and paper.
So, sometimes the need for accommodation
comes up in those situations.
I remember when I was a freshman, I came in
and I was just trying to write my notes by myself.
It was really frustrating because
some of them I couldn't understand
or it was missing information because the teacher was going to fast for me.
But once I got a note taker
I was able to compare my notes to their notes
I don't use note taking, but what I do use is voice recording.
And so what was so sweet was to be able to come in,
to take my voice and audio recorder and just to be able
to set it on the front desk where the professor speaks,
to pick it up after class, to go home and to listen to it again.
Which is what I needed, was repetition.
I needed to hear it again. Take notes again.
So some specific ways that students can receive the notes
from a peer note taker are having that note taker
write them out by hand in class
and then coming to a place where they can make a copy,
like the DRC. They're welcome to come here
and make copies on our machine.
The note taker may take notes on their computer
and then they would just simply be able to e-mail those notes
to the student.
Sometimes there's one note taker for the entire class
and that note taker will actually take those notes
and have them posted on a D2L site where students will have access to those.