Division on Visual Impairments


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; Lorem Ipsum Dolor Spring 2016 2 For ELs who are blind or have low vision, there have been a number of challenges related to accessing these assessments. For example, many items, including reading passages, may not be accessible to those ELs who read braille. Other items are heavily picture-dependent, such as an item that asks students to compare two pictures. Often graphic elements in such items are too complex and detailed to be accurately rendered in tactile graphics. In other cases, items for sighted ELs rely on animation, which poses accessibility challenges for those ELs who are blind or have low vision. Process Used to Develop Accessible Test Forms ELPA21 has been committed to the development of an accessible assessment for all students from its inception. The general test form was planned to be amenable to accessibility features and accommodations, and a team of experts and state partners worked together closely to develop appropriate 31

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