Fair-Use Policy for Class Notes, Images, and Audio-Recordings
Under Section 504, Subpart E, Postsecondary Education, of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, institutions of higher education must provide means of ensuring full participation in educational programs or activities for students with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations include allowing qualified students to audio-record to supplement class notes, take pictures of information displayed for the class, and/or receive copies of class notes from a peer. For the purpose of this document, "instructor" refers to faculty, lecturers, and guest speakers.
Instructors have the right to protect intellectual property and ensure that the use of audio recordings, images, or notes are for the sole use of the student as an accommodation. As such, the student must review and electronically sign the Fair-Use Agreement below each quarter when requesting accommodations.