Notetaking accommodations are available for qualified students with disabilities to ensure equal access to class information.  Students requiring a notetaker must request and be approved for notetaking services as an accommodation through the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC).  A notetaking accommodation is not a substitute for class attendance.

Application Process for Volunteer Notetakers

Application Process for Paid Notetakers

Paid Notetaker Employment Paperwork

All forms and supporting documents must be provided to the Accessibility Resource Center within 10 days of accepting a notetaking assignment.

UWM at Milwaukee
Mitchell Hall, Room 112

UWM at Washington County
Sara Thor (Solution Center)

UWM at Waukesha
Sara Thor (A122)

Please note that compensation via payment is considered taxable income.

Bring identification documents (e.g. passport, state or student ID, social security card, birth certificate) with you when you submit the required forms.  Documents must be original and current.

Notetaker and Notetaking Resources

How to Apply to be a Notetaker (video)
How to Request a Notetaking Assignment (video)
How to Upload Notes (video)
Notetaker Responsibilities (PDF)
OneNote Tutorials and Video Training (external website)

To convert handwritten notes to an electronic format, use free mobile apps like Adobe Scan and Microsoft Office Lens.  Both of these apps have received high ratings from users and are available on Android and iOS devices.

Use flatbed scanners to convert handwritten notes to an electronic format for upload to ARConnect.  Flatbed scanners are located at the Milwaukee campus Golda Meir Library WB10 and in the libraries at Washington County and Waukesha campus.

Notetaker Orientation

August 2019