Note taking accommodations are approved on an individual basis through the interactive process between the Disability Specialist and the student. Registered students who have met with a Disability Specialist and have provided documentation that supports the need for print-related accommodations may either be approved for an in-class notetaker or notetaking assistive technologies.

DSP’s Note-Taking Services office provides accommodations to help you succeed in your academics.

For Students: We provide 2 types of notetaking accommodations. 

  1. In-class note-taking services

  2. Assistive Technology for note-taking

    DSP offers Sonocent Audio Note-taker which will help you take better notes. 

You must be approved by your specialist in order to receive these accommodations. Once you’ve been approved, your specialist will set up your appointment. If you have questions or would like a follow-up, please email

Interested in being a Notetaker for the Disabled Students' Program? 

Every semester DSP employs 400+ student volunteer notetakers. If you take detailed, well-organized notes, this is a wonderful way to make a positive difference for a fellow classmate. Upon successfully completing the semester, eligible note-takers can receive a monetary stipend ($56/unit or $224 for a 4 unit course) 

More information can be found on our Prospective Note Takers page. 

Note-Taking Assistive Technologies

Sonocent Audio Note-taker

The Sonocent Audio Note-taker is software that allows you to take better notes. It turns your laptop or mobile device into an audio recorder and combines visuals with text and audio recordings.

Sonocent Audio Notetaker Software

Contact us

Christian Yee

DSP Note Taking Services

260 Chavez Student Center sends e-mail)