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Title: Inclusive Accommodations for Persons with Visual Impairments in ComputerBased Tests
Authors: Kumar Patel P.
Karkare A.
Raheja, Gaurav
Verma I.
Published in: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Universal Design, UD 2021
Abstract: The accommodations in exams (for example, scribe, compensatory time, and magnification) are widely used for many years to accommodate persons with visual impairments (PVIs). Nowadays, most of the exams are conducted using computers and web-based technologies, referred to as Computer-based tests (CBTs). These CBTs play an important role in the professional assessment of an individual, starting from university admissions, courses evaluation, and grading, to recruitment in various sectors like banking, software, railways, etc. Barriers in accessing certain components of the CBTs limit the utilization of Computer-based technologies for PVIs. In this research, the availability and effectiveness of common accommodations in CBTs were evaluated and reviewed. To the best of our knowledge, this is one of the early attempts from India to systematically study the effectiveness of these accommodations. Driven by a universal design approach, it can play a key role towards the development of an inclusive examination system. © 2021 The authors and IOS Press.
Citation: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (2021), 282: 219-237
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: IOS Press BV
Keywords: Accessibility
Computer-Based Test (CBT)
Inclusive Accommodations
Persons with Visual Impairments (PVIs)
ISBN: 9.78E+12
ISSN: 9269630
Author Scopus IDs: 57224531891
Author Affiliations: Kumar Patel, P., Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
Karkare, A., Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
Raheja, G., Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Funding Details: We thank all the participants of our survey for their voluntary participation and valuable time.
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