Why Test Accommodations Are Important for Deaf Students

This 4-page resource, from the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes, provides information on the importance of test accommodations for deaf students. "This summary explains why deaf individuals have the right to accommodations when taking tests and several options that may reduce access barriers." This resource also explains why accessible testing is important, discusses how tests can be unaccessible and how accommodations reduce barriers, and provides examples of test accommodations. Example accommodations include assistive listening devices, captioned media, extended time, glossaries or dictionaries, and more. Recommended resources and references are also included.

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Date Of Record Release
January 14th, 2020 at 1:35pm (W3C-DTF)
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