Assistive Technology Guide

Peer Notetaker Accommodation

If you have been approved by the Office of Accessibility Resource Center for this accommodation, and requested a notetaker, Accessibility Resource Center will seek a volunteer peer notetaker in your requested courses.

Once a peer notetaker has been identified, you will anonymously be linked via our Accommodate website. To access notes, log in to Accommodate using your One Bellarmine email and password and select ‘Note-taker network.’ Here you will find all notes that have been uploaded thus far.

Notetaking Application Accommodation

If you have been approved for this accommodation, the Accessibility Resource Center will assign a license for Glean audio notetaking application. Once a license has been assigned, you will receive an email directly from Glean ( providing next steps. 

Glean Training

·       You can find a variety of how-to videos in the Glean Skills Portal here.

·       Glean has a YouTube channel with other helpful video tutorials here.

Audiobook/Alternate text file Accommodation

1.     Students who qualify to use this accommodation MUST complete this digital form to request text files of their books.

  • Please make requests 2-4 weeks before anticipated assigned reading (or as soon as possible).
  • Once the request has been fulfilled, you will be given access to a digital file (pdf or word document).
  • You can then use Read&Write (or other screen reading software) to have the text file read aloud.
  • IMPORTANT: Files that are not readily available can take 2-4 weeks to be released from publishers, and we cannot start the process until you have submitted your request via this digital form.

2.     Read&Write is the literacy software used by the Accessibility Resource Center to provide audio textbook accommodations. It provides comprehensive reading and writing supports for documents, files, and web pages.

  • You can download Read&Write from the Accessibility Resource Center homepage here.

   When you complete the installation process and are asked to login, select Microsoft (your Bellarmine email), not a Google or Gmail account to be granted full access to the Read & Write features.

  • The Accessibility Resource Center purchased a campus-wide license, so every Bellarmine member has access to Read&Write and its features!


Testing Accommodations