We’re on your side! CDHP acts as an advocate for students with permanent or temporary disabilities. Our goal is to ensure that all university programs and activities are accessible – by providing accommodations and services so students with disabilities can successfully complete their academic goals.

CDHP provides accommodations as mandated under the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Since each disability and the particular circumstances surrounding each request for accommodations are unique, it is impossible to predict which accommodations will be provided to any given student. The following is a list of potential accommodations, which may be granted based on the student’s disability and how it impacts him or her in a post-graduate environment. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of potential accommodations. Modifications and accommodations for qualified students with disabilities may include:

  • Extended time for exams
  • Distraction-reduced test taking environment for exams
  • Scribe for exams
  • Reader for exams
  • Computer for exams
  • Large print/Braille exams
  • Interpreter for classes
  • Note taker for classes
  • Alternative text (e-text and/or CD)
  • Alternative course materials
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Removal of architectural barriers
  • Special furniture
  • Modifications or substitutions of courses in major fields of study or degree requirements*

* NOTE: Such decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. Such accommodation need not be made if the institution can demonstrate that the changes requested would substantially alter essential elements of the course or program, or dilute its academic standards.


Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy (HFCDHP) note taker requirements.

The note taker position is a paid position. The student note taker will be required to attend class to take notes and upload them on a daily basis. These notes will need to be detailed and organized. As a HFCDHP Note Taker, you will help your fellow students become independent learners and more successful students. This is a challenging and interesting job with rewards for you and the students registered with HFCDHP.

To work as a HFCDHP Note Taker, you must meet Federal Work Study (FWS) qualifications, which are:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must have a completed current FAFSA
  • Must have remaining financial aid unmet need
  • Must be in good academic standing at Western University of Health Sciences

If you have any questions or are interested in being note taker, please call Michelle Cowling at 909.469.5380 ( or Sandra Lawler at 909.469.5297 (