What adjustments are made in exams?
Exam arrangements are formalised in the AccessAbility Centre and passed on to the Registry. Students are usually given 25% extra time, based on the recommendation of a specialist assessor. In some circumstances the following arrangements can also be made:
· taped questions or the reading aloud of questions before the exam
· large print papers
· question papers on coloured paper
· re-drafting of scripts if handwriting is illegible (after the examination the student reads their paper to an amanuensis who re-writes it and both scripts are submitted to the marker)
· the use of a computer
As the Disability Discrimination Act makes clear, alternative forms of assessment should be considered.
Please see the SPACE project for further advice and guidelines.