How to request a note taker and FAQ’s

How do I request a note-taker?

Confirm on your Accommodation Form for Faculty that student notetaking is one of your accommodations.

Complete the Student Notetaking Request Form new window for each course in which you require a note taker.

When a notetaker is found, you will be notified by the DRC Program Coordinator



What if a student notetaker does not come forward?   

This could happen so we suggest you take the following steps:

  1. Speak to your professor and ask if he/she will make another announcement to the class.

  2. If you're comfortable doing so, ask a classmate if he/she would be willing to apply as a student note-taker.

  3. Should these steps not result in a student note-taker coming forward within a week or two, please contact your program Advisor to explore other options.

How do I access my notes?


You can access your notes from Blackboard Connect.  Please access your instructions by clicking on this link Self-Enrol to Receive Notes. **If you have difficulty accessing the notes on Connect - Blackboard, please email

 When will notes be posted?

Your notes should be posted within 24 hours of the class. If your notes do not seem to be posted in a timely manner, please email

How is my note-taker paid?

If you are eligible for the Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD)/ Canada Student Grant for Services & Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PDSE):

  • Please inquire about whether or not you are eligible, to the DRC Program Advisor

  • If you are not eligible for the BSWD/CSG-PDSE:

  • The DRC will cover the cost of your note-taker.


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