The new year is bringing some updates to the accommodations scheduling process and additional testing options for eligible GED® candidates.Candidates with approved accommodations have always had to call the accommodation scheduling team to make a testing appointment. Beginning mid-January, many accommodation candidates will be able to web schedule. Candidates that are approved for extra time, breaks and/or other items that do not require manual intervention will be directed in their approval letter to their GED® account to schedule. Candidates approved for a reader and/or recorder, private room or assistive technology will be directed in their approval letter to the accommodated scheduling phone line. This is a great enhancement that will allow the majority of our accommodation candidates to schedule their appointments online.
Candidates that are blind now have a new option for testing. JAWS, our screen reading technology, is available for candidates that are JAWS proficient. After receiving an accommodation approval for JAWS, the candidate will receive a keyboard shortcuts reference sheet and a link to a JAWS enabled practice test.
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—Debbie Bergtholdt, Accommodations Manager for Pearson VUE