Recording provides access to information and instruction presented orally in the classroom.

What is recording?    

Recording means making an auditory and/or visual record of classroom lectures, discussions, presentations, and demonstrations. Students may use a smart phone, digital recorder, Live Scribe Pen or note taking app.

Why is recording important?

Students use recordings in place of or as part of their notes. They may use them to

  • Review difficult concepts and ideas 
  • Revisit instructions for assignments 
  • Prepare for tests and assessments 
  • Add more detail and/or accuracy to notes 
  • Increase concentration, engagement, and participation in class 
  • Increase autonomy, application of learning strategies, and self-regulation in learning 

Who might use recording?

Students may be eligible for the accommodation of recording if they have a disability that impacts their ability to effectively take notes. This may be a disability impacting hearing, attention, memory, social interaction, stamina, or dexterity. Some examples of relevant disabilities include a hearing impairment, a Learning Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, a Mental Health Disability, or a broken arm.

How do I support recording in my classroom?

The best way to support this accommodation is to make and provide an audio and/or video recording to everyone in your class. If only a single or a few students in your class are using this accommodation, we will work with you and each student to develop a Recording Agreement. This agreement helps you and the student understand and make decisions about how the recording will be made and used.