Access to Class Lectures

  • Recording Class Lectures:

Permission to Record Class Lectures is an accommodation approved by Disability Services to provide students with certain disabilities equal access to lecture content. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (45 CFR 84.44) identifies audio recording as a reasonable academic accommodation. The Director of Disability Services will send an accommodations letter notifying faculty of approved accommodations.


Student Responsibilities:

Upon approval of this accommodation, the student needs to:

  • Complete the Recorded Lectures Agreement; and send a signed copy to Disability Services. By signing this agreement, the student acknowledges they will not to share any course recordings, and acknowledges that the recordings are solely for their personal educational use.
  • Talk with their faculty about whether a course involves personal reflection, self-disclosure, or confidential discussions, and discuss how these should be handled.
  • Discuss any concerns with the Director of Disability Services

Student Resources:

Students approved for recording class lectures may find the following links useful.

Audionote for Android, iOS, Mac and Windows

Notability for iOS and Mac


Office for Civil Rights – Q & A Regarding Audio Recording

  • Assistive Listening Devices:

Some students who are hard of hearing may use FM systems. FM systems utilize wireless technologies to amplify the speaker’s voice via a lapel or independent microphone, and may be effective for students who have residual hearing.

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  • Inclusive instruction:

It may be reasonable for students with disorders affecting auditory processing to request teaching faculty speak only when facing the class and not while writing on a white board or facing away from the class.