Contact us

Hours: 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday
Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL)
1250 Maggie Benston Centre
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby BC V5A 1S6
Phone: 778.782.3112
Secure Fax: 778.782.4384

Visit our Accessibility Information Page to find detailed information about our office and its accessibility considerations.

Students Receiving Notes

We understand that like any of us, you may be subject to the occasional cold, flu or one of life's other trials and tribulations which may result in missing a class or two. Because in most instances the note-taker is unaware of the identity of the student for whom he or she is taking notes, you should expect that your notes will be provided even if you are absent for a day. However, as notes are intended to supplement, but not replace, lectures, all students receiving note-taking assistance are expected to attend all classes unless otherwise excused.  If a pattern of frequent unexplained absences are detected, there is the possibility that the note-taking service will be discontinued. 

If your note-taker is absent from class, it is their responsibility to arrange for an alternate note-taker, or make other accommodations, to ensure that you still receive notes. The CAL asks that note-takers who have missed a class get replacement notes from another class mate whom they know also takes good notes, and in turn provide these to you within 24 hours of the lecture, as per the standard note-taking procedure.