Statement of Policy
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program
Read this carefully and ask for
clarification on anything
you do not understand.
- Each semester you must meet with
the DHH Program Manager to discuss support services you will be
requesting for the semester.
- Share you Verified Individual
Services and Accommodation (VISA) form and discuss your notetaking
needs. At this time also, you
and s/he should discuss any special requests as to how
you want the instructor to handle your notetaker request. (A general
announcement, private requests of known students, a written handout,
- Professors or their T.A.'s
should be able to assist you in finding a competent notetaker. If problems arise, try to work them out with
your notetaker first; failing the, talk with your T.A. or professor. Do not wait.
- It is your responsibility to
provide your notetaker with carbon or carbonless paper, which can be
picked up at SAC. If you wish to have the notes xeroxed, you will need
to pay for this.
- Your notetaker is to give you
the notes at the end of each class period.
- Your notetakers are being paid
to take notes when you attend class. If you are NOT in class do not
expect them to take notes for you.
- Notetakers are paid, however,
they MUST complete a contract form and attend a 20 minute in-service at
the DHH office in order to receive payment for their notes. It is your responsibility to give a copy of
the DHH Notetaker Contract and to relay this information to the
notetaker. Contracts are available in the Mitchell 120 DHH office on
first day of the semester.
- It is the notetaker’s
responsibility to bring the signed contracts with them when they attend
the orientation meeting in DHH. We cannot pay them without this
information. Please check with your notetakers to make sure they have
taken care of this.
- Get to know your notetakers. Be
clear about what you expect, what times that are required, how you can
get in touch with them in case of class cancellations or illness.
Establish the habit of discussing any questions or misunderstandings
when they happen. All questions regarding notetakers should be directed
to the Staff Interpreter Office at 229-4408 (v/tty)
- Notetakers may leave your
classroom notes or messages in the DHH Office in Mitchell 120. Please
check this file regularly.
I have read the above document and agree to
policy as a student receiving support services from the Deaf/Hard of
Support Services Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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Last updated: January 13, 2005