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Additional time

This can vary hugely depending on the type of examination, the accessibility of the examination paper and the skills of the examinee in terms of technology use as well as the type of visual difficulties.  An accessible electronic copy of the examination allows the examinee to use their magnification and screen reading assistive technologies.  However, it will still take longer for the student to navigate around the examination questions and fill in answers not forgetting issues with inaccessible diagrams, graphs etc. .  

Being realistic about exam adjustmentsThe use of amanuensis, extra time, large print options and alternative formats must all be considered months before the examinations are taken. If 50-100% extra time is offered then rest breaks must be taken into account.  Further information can be found on the Open University Inclusive Teaching website. 

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