The submission of the Student Academic Accommodation Request (SAAR) form with the notetaking service accommodation noted is an official request from the eligible student for a note taker. The University of Iowa uses a volunteer note taking system to provide copies of class notes to students with disabilities. Instructors are the primary recruiters of volunteer note-takers. When recruiting volunteers, it is important for the faculty member to keep in mind that the confidentiality of the student using this accommodation must be maintained. It is the obligation of faculty to ensure this accommodation is provided, and your assistance is greatly valued.
“I am looking for a volunteer to share lecture notes with a student in this class. If you are willing to do this, please contact me.”
PLEASE NOTE: Notetaking is not a substitute for classroom attendance. The notetaker is not required to give a copy of his/her notes for classes that the student with a disability does not attend.
For more information, contact SDS at firstname.lastname@example.org.