Walla Walla College Disability Support Services
Taped Lectures and Notetaking Policy
Disability Support Services Taped Lectures/Notetaking Program provides access
to course lectures for students with disabilities that affect their
ability to take lecture notes. Disability Support Services relies on student
cooperation to facilitate the taped lecture/notetaking process.
The following procedures identify the responsibilities of Disability Support
Services and the student.
- The student must provide Disability Support Services with documentation
verifying the need for taped lectures/notetakers. Documentation
may not be required of students with obvious physical
- Students must inform teachers when they plan to tape record
lectures and/or if they need to locate a notetaker.
- Taped lectures are for study use only. They are not to be copied or shared with another student.
- If a notetaker is required, students should attempt to find a
classmate who is willing to share his/her lecture notes.
- If students are unable to identify a notetaker, they
must notify Disability Support Services as soon as possible that their need for a notetaker
has not been met.
- Students must attend all classes. Failure to do so may result
in termination of the accommodation.
Disability Support Services' Responsibilities
- Disability Support Services will lend tape recorders and cassettes to
students wishing to tape record lectures. (This is contigent
upon the availability of equipment and supplies.)
- Disability Support Services will provide NCR-note paper or arrange to
have lecture notes photocopied at no cost to the student.
- Upon student request, the Disability Support Services Advisor may contact
the professor or class to help facilitate a volunteer
- If attempts to find a volunteer notetaker fail, Disability Support Services
will arrange to have a notetaker attend the student's class.