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Accessibility and Accommodation Options

The following is a list of accessibility and accommodation software that is supported by the assessment platform:

  • Built-in text-to-speech (an internal feature available on the test)
  • Read&Write for Google Chrome
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking
  • Kurzweil 3000
  • NVDA Screen Reader

If schools require one or more of these technologies to accommodate certain students, a list of the technologies needs to be provided to eqao-support@vretta.com.

If there is any other accessibility or accommodation software that is required by one of your schools but is not in the list above, e-mail eqao-support@vretta.com.

If accessibility or accommodation software is not compatible with the lockdown browsers (SEB or Kiosk), then alternative access to the assessment through the EQAO website will be provided to allow the software to run normally. This alternative access will retain key security measures that interrupt progress if the student attempts to navigate away from the testing window. Please note: This access will be available only to students who have an accommodation with assistive technology indicated in their student data.

Please Note: Certain accommodations are allowed without an Individual Education Plan.

Updated on October 1, 2021