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

We provide the following accommodations:

  1. In-class note-taking services

  2. Assistive Technology for note-taking

    DSP offers 2 options for assistive note taking technology, the Sonocent Audio Note-taker and the Livescribe 3 smartpen.

You must be approved by your disability specialist in order 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

All orientations are by appointment only and take place in office 260B.

If you have any questions, please contact DSP Auxiliary Services Staff.

Contact us

Christian Yee
DSP Chavez 260B
Voice: (510) 643-0518

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

Livescribe 3 Smartpen

The Livescribe 3 smartpen is a pen that combines audio recording with handwritten notes. The pen captures handwriting and transfers it to your mobile device.

How to use the Livescribe 3 Smartpen