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Accommodations for Disabilities

Every candidate for the GED Tests should have a fair opportunity to demonstrate his or her knowledge and skills under appropriate test conditions. For some candidates, a disability may interfere with their ability to fully demonstrate what they know under standard testing conditions.

Learning disabilities, for example, can affect your ability to store, process, and/or produce information. They can also affect your ability to read, write, speak, do math, and socialize. Many physical disabilities can affect a person's ability to sit for long periods of time, to write using a pencil and paper, or to read normal-sized print.

Accommodations in testing are available for adults with documented physical disabilities as well as learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and emotional or psychological disabilities. Each request is considered on an individual basis.

Accommodations may include:
  • Audiocassette edition (with large-print reference copy)

  • Large print edition

  • Braille edition

  • Extended time

  • Use of a scribe

  • Use of a talking calculator or abacus

  • Supervised frequent breaks

  • Use of a private room

  • One-on-one testing at a health facility or candidate's home

  • Vision-enhancing technologies

  • Use of video equipment

  • Sign-language interpreter

  • Other accommodations as warranted by candidate's need

If you have a documented disability, contact your local GED Testing Center and request one of the following forms. Staff at the testing center can tell you what is needed to complete each of these forms. Return the completed form to the same location. Once the disability is documented and accommodations are approved, your local GED Chief Examiner will arrange to conduct the testing using approved accommodations. The candidate will not incur any additional charges for these accommodations.

Examples of Disabilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Learning Disabilities and/or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Examples of conditions: dyslexia, dyscalculia, receptive aphasia, hyperactivity, written language disorder, attention deficit disorder.

Physical Disabilities and Emotional or Psychological Disabilities
Examples of conditions: blindness, low vision, deaf, hard of hearing, mobility impaired, bipolar disorder, Tourette's syndrome

All inquires regarding accommodations should be forwarded to the Chief Examiner, who can be reached by telephone at 734-477-8528.

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