Note-Taking Services

Note-Taking Services

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Who We Serve

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 note-taking 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 currently offers Sonocent Audio Note-takerNew for this fall, we are also adding Glean, a cloud-based notetaking software that makes it simple and easy to review your 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 dspnotes@berkeley.edu.

Steps for Getting Notes

Students in class

The following steps are designed to assist DSP in accommodating you with timely and effective note-taking services through cooperation, good communication, and advance notice. Failure to follow these steps may result in a delay in receiving note-taking services.

Note-taking Policies

Class notes are not intended to substitute for class attendance.

The Purpose and Provision of Class notes

Sonocent Audio Notetaker

Sonocent Audio Notetaker Software

Sonocent Audio Note-taker

The Sonocent Audio Note-taker(link is external) 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.

Prospective Note Takers

Student taking notes in class

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).

Contact Information

Note Taking Services
260B Chavez Student Center
Berkeley, CA 94720
Email: dspnotes@berkeley.edu
Phone: (510)-642-0518