ARO’s Note-Taking Services provide students with means of equal access to information necessary for academic success.
Note-taking accommodations are approved on an individual basis through the interactive process between the Accessibility Specialist and the student. Registered students who have met with an Accessibility Specialist and have provided documentation that supports the need for note-taking accommodations may be approved for an in-class peer notetaker and/or for the use of assistive notetaking technologies.
Notetaking Services available to approved students
A service where notes from a peer are shared electronically with students who request notetaking. Notetakers are students who have strong notetaking and organizational skills and are identified and recruited by the ARO or the student. Peer notetaking is a confidential service; the identity of both the student and the notetaker are not disclosed. Students who experience a concern with the timeliness or quality of notes should contact Brian Croteau at Croteaubc@sunybroome.edu for assistance.
ARO currently offers Glean, a cloud-based audio-notetaking software that records the lecture and allows students to pinpoint and highlight important information for later review. This method of notetaking helps facilitate independent notetaking and provides notes that are individual and specific to a student and their individual learning/study practices.
LiveScribe Smart Pen
Used by students to audio record lecture classes and presentations. The Smart Pen audio records while a student writes notes or makes notations in a companion notebook, synchronizing the audio to the written work. Specific audio playback is triggered by touching the pen to points in the writing. Smart pens are available for semester-long loan periods through the SUNY Broome Library.
How Do I Request Notetaking Services?
Visit the ARO reception desk in L017, lower level of the Library to make your request, and please bring your student ID. You will:
- Identify the class or classes you are requesting notes for
- Review and accept the Terms and Agreement for Receiving Notes form
Select the link below and fill out our online request form.
You will need:
- Your Student ID# or B# (found on your ID card)
- Course and Section Number of your classes (found on your course schedule)
Most notetaking requests are filled within one week from the date of request. You will be notified through your SUNY Broome email that your request is complete.
Please note that some requests may take longer than a week. To check on the status of your request, contact the ARO at +1 (607) 778-5150 or firstname.lastname@example.org