Classroom Services

To initiate classroom furniture or note taking services the student is to contact the Disability Management Specialist (DMS) and provide appropriate information and approval for services.

Classroom Furniture

  1. Students approved for classroom furniture must make the request for tables/chairs at least one week prior to the date needed. Please use the Accessible Furniture Request Form on SSD's Forms page.

  2. It is the student's responsibility to inform SSD if the classroom furniture requested is not in the classroom.

  3. It is the student's responsibility to be in the classroom early, where possible, in order to secure the furniture designated for her or his use.

  4. SSD will request the most appropriate type of furniture available for the student's classroom needs.

Note Taking Services

  • Volunteer Classroom Notetakers

  • Laptop or Tablet approval

  • Digital Recorder

Notetaking and Tape Recording of in the Classroom

  1. To initiate note-taking and/or taping services the student is to contact the Disability Management Specialist and provide appropriate information on the Request for Professor letters (Yellow Form).  Note-taking agreements forms must be signed by the student requesting the service every academic year.

  2. SSD will provide the student with a letter of accommodations to be given by the student to the professor. The letters will be ready within five (5) working days of receipt of an appropriate and complete request. The student will pick up the letters and deliver them to the professor each semester, so the professor can request a class note-taker anonymously. 

  3. It is the student's responsibilities to let the Accommodations Coordinator, their Disability Management Specialist or the SSD Director know if the note-taker has not been solicited by the professor, if no one in the class has volunteered to take notes, or if the professor is hesitant about the student taping the lecture.

How to register as a note-taker and send notes:

  • Copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://goo.gl/forms/twmRxMFf2J1Kdtd92. This will allow you to access the Volunteer Note-taker Registration form. Please proceed to fill out and submit the form electronically. After you have submitted the form, your name, and additional information will be uploaded into our system, thus registering you as a volunteer note taker with SSD. At this stage, you can begin sending your notes.

  • Provide your notes to SSD so that we can deliver them to the appropriate student. You can do this one of two ways:

  1. You may choose to email them to ssdnotetaker@mail.fresnostate.edu (PLEASE place the course, section, and professor's name in the subject line. (ex: HIST 12, MWF 10AM, Smith)

  2. You can also scan written notes to ssdnotetaker@mail.fresnostate.edu from a personal scanner or from a 'Pay-4-Print' station on campus. Please use the following format for the subject line: Note-taker name, class subject/section, class time, professor's last name, the date the notes were taken) e.g John Smith, HIST 10, 9:00 am-9:50 am, Lopez, 10-19-16. The most efficient method is to first scan yourself the notes, then to forward the notes to the SSD note taker email (as listed above).

**IMPORTANT: Please DO NOT send photos of your notes. Many of our students use screen- readers to read electronic-text and will not be able to access these types of files (e.g. JPEGS).

SSD Student Responsibilities:

  • Will attend all classes for which notes are received.

  • Will be alert, attentive, and take their own notes to the best of their ability.

  • Will notify SSD if there is a need to drop the class or be absent for a prolonged period of time (you will be notified if either of these events occur).

  • Will not share your notes with anyone else.

Confidentiality

By law, the student does not have to reveal his/her disability to you. Please be assured, however, that this student does have a disability that makes this accommodation appropriate.

Receiving Priority Registration for the SPRING 2019 semester

Priority registration allows you to register the first day of early registration. In order to qualify for priority registration you MUST:

  1. Notify SSD that you are a notetaker by the 6th week of school,

  2. Provide quality notes to this student for the full semester,

  3. Provide notes for student access within 48 hours following the class, and

  4. Notify SSD within 48 hours if there were no notes to be taken during the class period.

*Please note that the student you are taking notes for will be contacted prior to the priority registration deadline to confirm that they have been receiving their notes in a timely manner. If it proves evident that you have not turned in quality and consistent notes throughout the semester, priority registration will not be awarded.