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Disability Resource Centre

DRC
 

Assessment

One of the key principles the University is working from in designing assessments is that no student should be disadvantaged by the new assessment methods. The University will ensure that alternative methods of assessment take account of a range of reasonable adjustments.

Many of your questions may be answered by the University’s FAQs on assessment . If you have any questions or concerns related to your exam access arrangements please first contact your college to discuss in the first instance.

Advice and guidance for disabled students on remote assessment

Accessibility Features on computers/devices

Use of assistive technology in exams

Where you have examination access arrangements that involves the use of assistive technology, e.g. specialist software such as screen magnification tools and screen reading, or use of an amanuensis, the University will contact you via your College to understand if you need any further support in order to access the alternative assessments.

If you have any specific technical questions about the use of assistive technology or ergonomic equipment in exams, please contact your college first. If you still require advice, please send an email to disability@admin.cam.ac.uk with the subject line ‘Query regarding assessment and assistive technology’ and we will get in touch with you.

Guidance on setting up a low distraction study/assessment space 

The DRC has created a document that gives guidance on setting up a low distraction remote study/assessment space

Advice and guidance for staff

Guidelines for online VIVA VOCE when working with disabled students