Testing Center Assistive Technology Services
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Testing Center Assistive Technology Services
 
What is it?
Common testing accommodation services available to students. 
  • Readers: persons who "read" to students
    • Readers do not answer questions, give advice or opinions
    • Content may be read as many times as needed
  • Scribes: persons who write for students
    • Scribes do not answer questions, give advice or opinions
  • Assistive technology (AT): software or hardware that assists student in access and independence
    • Performs the role of the reader or scribe
       Readers
 
       Who would use it?
    • Students who are blind/visually impaired
    • Students with dyslexia benefit from auditory information
    • Students with learning disabilities benefit from multiple sensory modes of input  
      Scribes 
      Who would use it?
    • Disabilities related to the mechanics of writing
    • Blind or visually impaired students
    • Physically disabled students 

      Assistive Technology (AT) 
      Who would use it?

    • Reading disabilities may use Kurzweil 
    • Visual impairments may use ZoomText
    • Writing disabilities may use a computer instead of pencil and paper