UCF students interested in receiving accommodations through Student Accessibility Services (SAS) must first attend a Welcome Meeting to discuss academic barriers regarding notetaking.
The Notetaking Technology Accommodation is the primary way for removing the barriers regarding taking notes at UCF. Student Accessibility Services provides free notetaking resources for students approved for the Notetaking Technology Accommodation. The student may use other technologies of their choosing to capture lectures including their own laptop computer or other recording hardware/software.
Notetaking Technology Provided by SAS
A hardware digital audio recording device may be loaned out for a semester by completing the Loan Request Form.
Hardware devices available include:
Digital Audio Voice Recorders
SmartPen (Livescribe Echo)
LiveScribe SmartPens sync a recording of the lecture to notes taken so that it is easier to go back and listen to particular parts of a lecture or review notes. For more information, please visit our Accessible Technology page.
Please note that these devices must be returned to SAS at the end of the semester. A hold may be placed on a student’s account if the student fails to return the device.
SAS also provides software licenses for Otter.AI and Sonocent Glean.
Sonocent Glean for Education is a Chrome and mobile device-based notetaking app with many of the core features of Sonocent’s Audio Notetaker designed with user ease in mind. It can be used online or offline to help you take better notes, pinpoint important information, and keep recordings of class meetings.
To request a license complete the Glean License Request form. Free to All UCF students.
Otter.ai is an automated notetaking program for iOS, Android and Web that uses speech recognition to provide a transcript as well as a recording of a lecture. SAS has a limited number of Business licenses of otter.ai available for students connected to SAS. The Business version provides 6000 minutes of recording in a month along with importing of pre-recorded files, adding a custom vocabulary, providing advanced search and export, and summarizing lectures in an outline.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in receiving a Business license for otter.ai.
When notetaking technology does not provide the needed access, students may need to schedule an Additional Accommodations meeting with Student Accessibility Services, 407-823-2371, email@example.com, to explore additional options to ensure that you have access to the lecture content you need.