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If you struggle to hear and/or take notes a Notetaker could provide the service you need.
Our members are often government funded and are all qualified and trained to provide a readable version of what is being said for people who are D/deaf, deafened, hard of hearing, or assessed as deafblind and for people with disabilities – for people who cannot take notes for themselves.
Electronic and Manual Notetakers provide real-time, accurate typed or written text in a variety of formats, from near verbatim and extensive to bullet points; they work in a wide variety of venues including professional, conference, community, medical, training and academic settings.
Electronic Notetakers (Band 3 ENT) are usually funded through their Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) if in education or Access to Work funding if in employment. They may be found and hired directly or via an agency or an educational institution.
Manual Notetakers are provided and funded in higher and further education establishments. In some cases the notes may also then be typed up.
Access To Work (A2W) funding may be available if you are in a paid job, unemployed and about to start a job, unemployed and about to start a work trial, self-employed and your disability or health condition stops you from being able to do parts of your job.
For more extensive information, see the Notetaking section of the website.