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Students unable to access online exams

25 March 2021

The Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) is urging universities to review their exam practices, amidst fears that blind and partially sighted students will be unable to complete their exams remotely online.

Many new exam platforms block assistive technology and screen adjustments which blind and partially sighted students have to rely on to access on-screen information.

The charity has published guidance to help Higher Education Providers tackle the issue.

TPT Student Support Manager Tara Chattaway said: “These new circumstances demand changes to how we work, and we are all learning to adapt. We want to help universities understand what they can do to support their blind and partially sighted students and enable them to sit their exams remotely and independently.”

The guide can be found on the TPT website.