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ExamSoft is committed to providing assessment solutions that are accessible to students and exam takers. Our products offer a number of features specifically designed to support the needs of exam takers with accessibility needs. We recently evaluated the software against relevant accessibility standards and best practices and made some important remediations shown below. 

Conformance Status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) set out recommendations to make website content accessible, particularly for those with disabilities. Our target is to fully conform with WCAG 2.1 AA standards, and we are making great progress toward that goal. Details regarding conformance are available in published Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT®) documents. 

Assessment Testing

Accessibility is evaluated internally using publicly-available accessibility audit tools such as WAVE

We also perform period external audits via Accessibility Partners

The results of these audits are reflected in the published VPAT.

Accessibility Product Features & Limitations

Examplify includes a number of features designed to accommodate exam takers with accessibility needs. These include features that are available to exam takers within Examplify, as well as accommodation settings that can be enabled for individuals with specific needs. 

Exam takers may perform the following actions:

Exam takers may also be assigned one or more accommodations, granting them additional exam time (as a percentage of the exam’s time limit), allowing them to take their exam in a “non-secure” context, or permitting access to necessary third-party software or tools. Accommodations are assigned by institutional and departmental administrators, and can be configured to apply to all assessments delivered to the accommodated exam taker.

Examplify for Windows is compatible with Jaws 2022 and NVDA screen reader technology.  Examplify for Mac is compatible using the Voice Over screen reader technology built into the macOS.  Users may also utilize Examplify for iPad, which supports iPad’s built-in VoiceOver capabilities. Alternatively, exam managers may grant a non-secure accommodation to enable individual exam takers’ screen readers use with other screen reader programs or other third-party applications, during their exam. 

User Documentation & Support

In addition to the information linked to in the prior section, user documentation of built-in accessibility and accommodation features is available at the following locations:

Technical support is available 24/7 via email, chat, and phone. Specific ExamSoft Support options are provided based on services ordered by the institution.

Feedback

For questions about accessibility, or to report an accessibility issue or concern with ExamSoft Products or published documentation, please contact us via email at accessibility@examsoft.com

 

Last Updated 2022-11-22

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