We encourage programs to follow their institutions' Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) policies and procedures. Our standard policy is to allow the same accommodations as NCCPA certification exams, but programs may provide what works best for their students.
PAEA ExamDriver software is ADA-compliant and supports text zooming (up to 300 percent or triple enlargement), color inversion, and grayscale conversion for text. PAEA will support additional, locally administered accommodations available through the university, such as:
- Additional testing time
- Anti-glare computer screens or glasses
- Large screen projection
- Live readers
In addition, our system allows you to set up accommodations for additional time – time and a half, and double time – when scheduling the exam. During the exam, you may allow for additional or extended breaks by pausing individual students.
Some programs allow ear plugs or noise-canceling headphones during exams for students who may be easily distracted. If headphones are allowed, proctors should ensure that the headphones are not connected to any devices that may be providing assistance. Programs may also allow readers or separate rooms, with their own proctor, as needed.
No matter the accommodations, we encourage proctors to monitor the testing environment, including accommodations, to keep an eye out for any irregular behavior.