How to Apply for Services and Student Accomodations
To obtain eligibility to receive reasonable accommodations through Student Disability Services, students will need to follow the Accommodation Process.
Who are the notetakers?
Notetakers are students recruited from your courses via e-mail or in-class announcements. Notetakers share their notes with you to enhance/compliment the notes you are taking in-class. Notetakers are not tutors or personal assistants. There may be instances when we hire from our pool of experienced notetakers that are not enrolled in the course.
Can the notetaker type my notes?
We will always try to accommodate your preference by asking the notetaker when the notetaker is hired but please know that notetakers are not required to type notes. Notetakers are required to type notes for students that have provided documentation to SDS that supports the request for typed notes.
Will I have a notetaker on the first day of class?
SDS will always try to have a notetaker assigned to your course as soon as possible. It can take up 2-3 weeks to have a notetaker assigned to your course.
What does choosing anonymous on The Notetaking Request Form mean?
If you choose the anonymous option on the Notetaking Request Form; the notetaker will be directed to drop-off notes within 24-48 hours after the class has met at the designated drop-off locations below where the course takes place.
- Main Campus: Student Disability Services, D-104,
Monday through Friday,
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Carruthers Center: Room 307,
Monday through Friday,
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- El Centro: Administrative Suite,
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.,
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Notetaking Request Form
Students approved for notetaking accommodations should make their requests for notetakers 2 weeks prior to the start of the semester by filling out and submitting the Notetaking Request form. Students needing assitance completing this form should contact SDS at SDS@neiu.edu or (773) 442-4595.
Exam Appointment Request Form
Appointments CANNOT be made the night before on the day the exam is being given. Students who schedule during these times must consult with faculty to get an approved alternate testing date. Also, students must give SDS a forty-eight (48) hour window of time to schedule their exams. Students who are unable to complete exams by the close of the business day (the last time to take an exam is at 2:30 p.m.) must make arrangements with SDS and their instructors to test at an earlier time.
Individuals who need assistance filling out this form should contact SDS at firstname.lastname@example.org or (773) 442-4595.
- Blind/Visual Services
- Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Services
- Learning Disabilities
- Physical Disabilities
Services Not Provided
- Psychological Testing to Determine Learning Disabilities
- Personal Assistance or Attendant Care Needed for Eating, Walking, or Using the bathroom
- Orientation and Mobility Training for Visually Impaired or Blind Students
- Transportation to and from School
- Guide dogs
- Hearing Aids