Welcome to Accessibility Services

 

Volunteer Note-Takers Wanted

 

Accessibility Services requires reliable volunteers to serve as note-takers this academic year. Volunteer note-takers play an important role in supporting students with disabilities achieve their academic goals. Students who require note-taking services may have difficulties taking notes due to a documented learning, physical, sensory, mental health disability or medical condition.

 

Note-Taker Responsibilities:

  • Attend your classes regularly and take complete notes
  • Upload the lecture & tutorial notes to the note-taker database within 24 hours of each class
  • Complete the online note-taker training module on Quercus
  • Notify Accessibility Services if any issues arise (i.e. you missed a lecture, you dropped the course, the note-taker database is not working, etc.)

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Receive a Co-Curricular Record (CCR) notation
  • Develop and enhance your organizational and note-taking skills
  • Contribute toward an accessible and inclusive community
  • Help others and give back to your community
  • Receive a letter of reference (upon request)

How to register and upload your notes as Volunteer Note Taker:

  1. Click on the 'Courses/Notes' link on the top menu
  2. Log in with your UTORid & password
  3. Select the courses for which you are interested in being a volunteer note-taker
  4. Upload your typed or handwritten notes after each class until the end of the course. If you have handwritten notes, please scan your notes using a scanner or scanning app on your phone or tablet.
    • For each course, select either "Upload lecture notes" or "Upload sample notes"
    • For each file, click the calendar icon to select the lecture date and click "Browse" to attached the document.
    • Click on "Submit notes".

Length of commitment: Note-takers are committed for the duration of the academic term.  If your schedule changes (i.e. you dropped the course), please notify Accessibility Services immediately.


For more information, please contact:

accessvolunteers.utm@utoronto.ca

905-828-5422

or visit our website: www.utm.utoronto.ca/access