Contact

Disability Resource Services

TRUAX C1434
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

New to DRS
Email
(608) 246-6716

GENERAL INFORMATION
Email
(608) 246-6716

Fort Atkinson 120B
(920) 206-8000

Portage 100BC
(608) 745-3100

Reedsburg 172
(608) 524-7800

Watertown 148B
(920) 568-7200

Limited Service Hours

  • May 17: 1 p.m-4:30 p.m.
  • May 27: closed
  • July 4: closed

Summer Service Hours (May 20-August 2)

  • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Regular Service Hours

  • Monday & Tuesday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Wednesday & Thursday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Hours may vary by location. Please call a campus for more information.

Notetaking Services

Notetaking services are available to students with a documented disability to ensure equal access to in-class information. Notetaking is not designed to be a substitute for class attendance and does not include tutoring assistance.

You may only request notetaking services if you qualify and it is indicated on your Accommodation Plan, which is valid for one year. If you do not yet have an Accommodation Plan, please schedule a meeting with a Disability Resource Services specialist first.

student taking notes in class

 

Requesting Notetaking

Complete the notetaker request form for each class you are requesting notetaking services. 

Submit a Notetaker Request

After a request is received, the instructor will be notified and can either decide to provide lecture notes or assist with finding a student (anonymously, if requested) in the class to be a notetaker. If no one is available to be an in-class notetaker, DRS will explore back-up notetaking options, such as obtaining notes from the instructor or tape-recording the lecture.

Once a notetaker is identified, the student and notetaker will determine when the notes will be exchanged (i.e. after class, during lunch).

Information for Notetakers

Once you have agreed to be a notetaker for a student in your class, you will need to complete the following two steps as soon as possible:

  1. View online training video, which covers guidelines, expectations and requirements for notetakers, plus gift card information. This will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
  2. Complete the notetaker agreement form for each class you are taking notes in.

Guidelines

  • Attend all classes.
  • Provide notes to the student receiving notetaking services in a timely fashion.
  • Make sure your notes are clear and concise.
  • If a notetaker is taking notes for more than one student in the same class, he/she may photocopy notes in the duplicating center in Room B2275 at the Truax campus using a copier code provided by Disability Resource Services. This code is monitored, so please do not abuse it.
  • Notify the student 24 hours in advance when you are unable to attend class or find a replacement notetaker.
  • If you, as a notetaker, drop the class at any point, you will not receive the gift cards.
  • If the student you are taking notes for drops the class prior to the 50% point, you will not receive the gift cards
  • If the student you are taking notes for drops the class after the 50% point, you will receive the gift cards

Notetakers will receive $25 per class credit (e.g. 3 credits = $75) and a flat $25 for each additional student in the same class for which they take notes, paid in the form of a Madison College bookstore gift card. Gift cards are distributed during the last week of the semester.

Information for Instructors

If you have received an email indicating a student in one of your classes has requested a notetaker, please discuss with the student how best to fulfill their notetaking need. There are two options:

  1. Provide the student with a copy of your own lecture notes
  2. Identify a student in your class to take notes

If you will not be providing your own notes, make an in-class announcement regarding the need for a student notetaker, but please keep the student's name confidential. If no students express interest and you teach multiple sections of the same class, please make the announcement in your other classes until someone is identified to take notes.

Notetakers will receive $25 per class credit (e.g. 3 credits = $75) and a flat $25 for each additional student in the same class for which they take notes, paid in the form of a Madison College bookstore gift card. Gift cards are distributed during the last week of the semester.

Submit Instructor Response to Notetaking Request