[Athen] Sonocent Notetaking

Brad Held Brad.Held at ucf.edu
Fri Feb 12 11:56:28 PST 2016

Lisa and Dawn,
At UCF, we have begun assigning licenses to students using the handy loan manager that Sonocent offers.

SAS has two notetaking technologies options for students. Recently, our Accessibility Consultants have found greater success for students using tools that can help them take notes (and study), instead of depending on another individual. We moved to a volunteer system, instead of paying notetakers. The money we saved, we moved toward these two technologies. The first one, everyone already knows, LiveScribe Echo Smartpen. We knew that this hardware option might not be the best option for some students, so we invested in Sonocent Audio NoteTaker too.

Sonocent has been very popular from day one. When we first started offering to SWD, we had friends, roommates and/or classmates of SWD contacting our office asking for copies of the software. Recently, we have partnered with our Academic Support for Student Athletes, Veterans Academic Support, and our General Academic Support Center (Tutoring and Learning Skills) for a pilot. Instead of just handing out licenses, we decided to have the students request from a Sonocent landing page<http://kars.sdes.ucf.edu/sonocent> in our Knights Academic Resources webpage. This also gives us an opportunity for data collection to help with future funding. Once we get the request, we send out a step by step guide on how to install the program and how to activate the semester license. We thought it would be best to purchase license for the semester length and renew them, as opposed to purchasing yearly. I can send you a copy of this step by step guide install guide if you email me.

*Review the landing page all you like, but If you click on ‘request for license’, please do not submit the Qualtrics survey. It skews our data collection. I know I shouldn’t have to ask, but I just did a presentation at ATIA, and half the members of the audience looked ahead at the presentation slides and already submitted before I requested that they not. Obviously we can’t send you a copy. :) *

My big suggestion…talk with your faculty centers. They need to know that this software is being given away. We recently added a statement on the website and the emails - ‘Sonocent may not be permissible in all classes. Please review your class syllabus and policies regarding audio recording and notetaking technology or discuss with your instructor..’

Hope this information is helpful. If you have any other questions, please contact me directly.

Brad Held
Accessible Technology Coordinator
Student Accessibility Services
University of Central Florida
Ferrell Commons 7C, Room 155B
Orlando, FL 32816-0161
(407) 823-2371
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From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Lisa Brandt
Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 1:31 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu<mailto:athen-list at u.washington.edu>>; Hunziker, Dawn A - (hunziker) <hunziker at email.arizona.edu<mailto:hunziker at email.arizona.edu>>
Cc: Disability Services Technical Support <access-tech-group at pcc.edu<mailto:access-tech-group at pcc.edu>>
Subject: Re: [Athen] Sonocent Notetaking

Hi Dawn,

We are currently in the evaluation and testing phase with Sonocent as well. Please feel free to get in touch.


On Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:26:37 -0800, Hunziker, Dawn A - (hunziker) <hunziker at email.arizona.edu<mailto:hunziker at email.arizona.edu>> wrote:

Hello Everyone,

We are looking at possibly incorporating Sonocent as a notetaking option for students. I looked on their site and can only find a section where they list new integrations. Are you using Sonocent? If so, we’d be interested in talking with you! We’d like to find out how you are providing licenses to students and overall how the program is working for you

Lisa Brandt, PCC Disability Services
Accessibility Technician
Alternate Media Formats Technician
971-722-4366 | SE SCOMM 112 | SY CC 260

Assistive Technology Support and Appointments:
access-tech-group at pcc.edu<mailto:access-tech-group at pcc.edu>
971-722-TECH (971-722-8324)
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