Notetakers assist students who have disabilities that prevent them from taking effective lecture notes. The need for a notetaker must be appropriately documented. Winthrop provides notetaker services to students with appropriate documentation.
Note: While ODS provides notetaking services gladly, they are given with the expectation that students receiving the notes will use this accommodation responsibly. If students who receive the assistance of a notetaker regularly skip class, fail to pick up their notes on a regular basis, or otherwise misuse the services, they may risk losing this accommodation for the remainder of the semester.
The University provides ASL (American Sign Language) interpreters for courses and other academic-related activities (e.g., cultural events) for students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. Winthrop contracts with and provides qualified interpreters through area agencies or with independent interpreters from the Rock Hill or Charlotte area.
Scribes assist students when their disabilities prevent them from writing responses on tests. Winthrop University provides scribe services only to students with appropriate documentation. For examinations, the student will test in the Test Center center the scribe will be a Test Center or ODS staff member.