Recording of Lectures Policy - DLSS

Policy Owner
Disability Office
Document Type
Document Approval Date

The purpose of this document is to outline the procedure for students, who due to their disability or medical condition are unable to take lecture notes and need to record instead.

This policy applies to all students registered with the DLSS who need to record lectures.

Students should note that there may be certain lectures where the recording of material is not appropriate; in this instance an alternative will be found in discussion with the students, lecturer & the DLSS.

The DLSS supports students whose documented disabilities note an impact on their ability to take notes during class and need to record lectures.

This service is provided as a necessary academic reasonable accommodation and is not considered a substitute for a student’s full participation in each class/lecture.

A designated member of the DLSS is responsible for meeting with the student seeking to record their lectures. If approved, a meeting will then be arranged with the

Assistive Technology Officer to discuss alternative recording devices e.g. Digital Dictaphone. These will be provided by the DLSS.

Online Lectures: Where a student is not provided with a recording of an online lecture, they can record the lecture for their own personal use.

Students should note that if they record lectures the content of the lecture remains the property of the University. You must seek permission from the lecturer to record their class. The information must be used only for your own personal study; you should not reproduce it or pass it on to anyone else.

Should it become apparent that the above responsibilities of the student have not been met or permission not sought from a lecturer to record, the support will be reviewed and possibly withdrawn.

DCU Disability & Learning Support Service

Email: Telephone: (01) 7005927

This policy will be reviewed annually.

Document Name

Recording of Lectures Policy - DLSS

Unit Owner

Disability & Learning Support Service

Version Reference

Version 2.1

Approved by


Effective Date

November 3rd 2020