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
Email: caladmin@sfu.ca
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

You are not required to maintain any level of interaction with your assigned note-taker and, as a student with a disability, you are assured confidentiality. Only if you indicate a desire to break confidentiality will you be provided with the name of the note-taker. 

If you wish to waive confidentiality, we have a few tips for making sure that you have a positive and successful note-taking experience with your student volunteer:

  • Once your note-taker is identified, contact them to chat about their note-taking style and any preferences you may have. Every student has a note-taking format they prefer, or which they believe to be the most beneficial to their learning style. You should discuss note-taking strategies and tips, and anything else that will be helpful for working together.
  • Throughout the semester, provide feedback to your note-taker on the quality and usefulness of their notes, and offer any suggestions or hints you have in mind.