Accessibility Resource Center

Scribe Services

Students with disabilities who need assistance to produce written material may be provided Scribe Services through Accessibility Resource Center (ARC). Scribes write material dictated by students for exams, term papers, and other required writing assignments.

Please note: This accommodation must be approved by an Accessibility Advisor and will depend on the symptoms and severity of the student's disability and requirements of the course.

Request Process

  1. Students must submit a new request for each class every semester using ARC Go!
  2. Requests must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of the semester.
  3. Students must notify ARC immediately of any course schedule changes.


  • Students are responsible for all written material produced by Scribes including content, sentence structure, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Scribes will write only what is dictated to them. Scribes are not permitted to answer questions about the content of the dictated material or to provide tutoring services for students.
  • Students are responsible for adjusting their dictation speed to ensure Scribes can record everything.
  • Students may request that ARC hire an individual with whom they have previously worked or whom they know to possess the skills for the job. However, ARC reserves the right to make the final hiring decision.
  • ARC will clarify the requirements of the job and will train Scribes in the provision of the services. Students are expected to give individual and specific direction to Scribes.
  • Should the student experience issues with a Scribe, they may speak directly to the Scribe. The student may also meet with their Accessibility Advisor to work toward a solution.
  • Scribes are provided for academic curriculum support only. Scribes are not provided for personal need.
  • ARC reserves the right to discontinue service if any of the above is violated or abused.
  • Students are given the opportunity to evaluate the Scribe at the end of each semester.