How can I find out about access arrangements for learners with vision impairment taking tests and exams?

A wide range of access arrangements exist to enable blind and partially sighted learners to take national curriculum tests (SATs) and public exams such as GCSE and Scottish Highers.

These include modified papers in accessible formats, extra time and the use of technology or human support. It is important that any access arrangements do not conflict with the nature and purpose of the assessment, so the rules around their use can be quite strict.

A new resource to support teachers in understanding exam access arrangements is available from VIEW.

Further information can also be found on our exams and tests section.

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