Download the PDF form below, enter your textbook information, and then submit the form to the Disability Services Office. Please submit your requests as early as possible; processing time for books can vary.
Texts in Alternate Format Request Form (PDF)
Questions? Call 585-475-2023 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Students who have been offered note taking support should:
- Attend each class at least once. (Take note of pace of lecture, ratio of lecture to discussions/workshops, resources provided by the professor etc.) This information will be important in determining if a note taker is required.
- After at least one week of classes schedule an intake appointment to discuss your classes. Call 475-2023 or email email@example.com to schedule.
- Attend your appointment - we'll discuss each class and determine how best to support your needs
If it is determined that a note taker is required:
- You will be contacted when the note taker is hired.
- You will access your notes at myaccess.rit.edu using your RIT username and password.
- If you encounter a problem with your notes: Inform the Disability Services Office ASAP using this form: Note-taking Feedback.
- If your schedule changes or if you determine that notes are no longer needed please inform us ASAP.
Please keep in mind that the DSO hires peer note-takers only. Note-takers are not responsible for handouts or other class materials. Notes should be considered supplements and are not a substitute for class attendance. There may be occasions when a note taker must be absent due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances - notes will not be provided in these cases.
Learn to be a better note-taker: Effective note-taking is a skill that can be developed and strengthened over time. Try some of these suggestions:
- Make use of an audio recording device like the Livescribe Smart Pen: www.livescribe.com
- Try an app such as AudioNote, SomNote, Evernote, or SoundNote
- Attend a note taking workshop offerred by the Academic Support Center - ASC Workshop Schedule Page
- Review these strategies and tips for Effective Listening and Note Taking.
- Form a study group and compare/share your notes
- Schedule a one-on-one note taking review appointment with DSO staff.