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Notetaking services are prescribed to OAE students whose disability prevents them from taking class notes during course lecture. Notetaking services are provided to begin to eliminate the competitive disadvantage under which the students with disabilities function; however, it is impossible to fully compensate for a disability. 

Eligibility for Notetaking Services is determined by OAE advisers and is provided for courses where the functional limitation(s) indicate need.

OAE students receive confirmation of prescribed accommodation(s) through the Eligibility Letter delivered through the MyOAE Portal. OAE students must request prescribed Notetaking Services each quarter and for each class where needed.


For courses requiring Notetaking services, OAE students must log into the MyOAE Portal to submit their request(s) at the start of each quarter. The request will generate and send a Notification Letter to faculty notifying them of the OAE student's prescribed accommodations.

OAE students are responsible to follow up with faculty to request meetings as soon as possible (preferably during office hours or by appointment) to discuss Notetaking services. OAE students must discuss what type of Notetaking service (or combination of options) they will use:

  • Notetaker (class announcement to be made by the professor)
  • Tape recording of class lectures
  • Use of computer for in-class notes

If a Notetaker is not acquired after two attempts by the professor, the OAE student must contact OAE, requesting assistance in using other means to obtain a Notetaker.

OAE students should contact OAE as soon as possible if there is a problem with the Notetaker's notes.