New Note Taker Process

In an effort to improve note taker services,  the Office of Disability Resources has updated its note taker process.  Although we strive to provide you with quality note takers, we want to make the note taking services you receive even better!

As a result of these improvements, you will be required to submit a note taker request form each semester, beginning with Fall 2015.  Please complete and submit the Note Taker Request Form.

Additionally, if you have received exceptional note taking services in the past and would like to recommend your note taker for a paid position, please email the name of the note taker to

If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to stop in the office (SUL 341), email us – , or call (219) 989-2455.

Complete Note Taker Request Form

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA

American with Disabilites Act (ADA) 25 years (1990-2015)

The ADA: 25 Years and Counting!

Northwest Indiana’s Celebration of the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act August 24th through September 27th at the Indiana Welcome Center, Kennedy Avenue at I-80/94, Hammond.

Sponsored by: Everybody Counts and the Great Lakes ADA Center, with the South Shore Convention and Visitor Authority

Celebrating the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Legislation:

  • The Freedom Bus of the National ADA Legacy Tour: ADA artifacts and presentations on disability rights movement
  • “Access is a Civil Right”: gallery of renowned disability rights photo-   journalist Tom Olin’s most iconic works (on loan from Calvin College)
  • Great Lakes ADA Center: (funded by the Department of Justice) activities, information and presentations by Executive Director Robin Jones
  • Entertainment: wheelchair basketball, self-defense & assistive animal training demonstrations, music, dancing, ASL magician, games and more.
  • Photo Contest co-sponsored by the Times, highlighting how the ADA is and isn’t working in Northwest Indiana’s communities.
  • Public Transit Day: live board game, panel discussion and special displays about local public transportation issues
  • Other Interesting Displays: local history, technology, accessible vans and buses, interactive displays, products, information

For dates and times of  special events check the schedule of events posted at South Shore CVA or call 219/769-5055

Disability Rights are civil rights


AccessComputing, a National Science Foundation funded project, aims to increase the participation of people with disabilities in computing careers. Once again, AccessComputing has funding for students with disabilities to participate in summer internships. Students participate in both research internships as well as non-research internships.  As we all know, internship experience is important as students move on to the next steps of their careers.

Students with disabilities who are interested in summer internships are encouraged to fill out the form.  Through applying for an internship, students will have the opportunity become AccessComputing student team members.  Student team members engage in online mentoring and are eligible to request funding for internships, travel to conferences, and tutoring. 

Learn more about AccessComputing by checking the latest Opportunities! newsletter that helps students with disabilities learn about careers in computing, locate resources, and learn about opportunities for students with disabilities. 

For more information or help with the application, contact Brianna Blaser of the University of Washington.