Disability Discrimination Policy

Type of Disability or DisadvantageCentre Solution
Wheelchair user The main exam rooms are on the ground floor, but should a candidate need access to upper floors we have a lift. There are also Evac chairs should we need to evacuate a wheelchair user from the upper floors.
Use of crutches for broken leg or other lower limb complaint The main exam rooms are on the ground floor, but should a candidate need access to upper floors we have a lift. There are also Evac chairs should we need to evacuate a candidate from the upper floors.
Broken arm / collar bone / finger or other such complaint The Centre will arrange for candidates to have a Scribe, laptop and/or extra time for the exam.
Generally feeling unwell The Centre may be able to arrange for the candidate to sit the exam in a room on their own (invigilation staff permitting) and candidates will be allowed rest breaks of up to 10 minutes at a time without penalty to the overall exam duration.
Visual disability All exam rooms in the Centre are well lighted.

Candidates are permitted the use of their coloured film overlays as required. Coloured Papers will be provided for those who have an Approved Access Arrangement.

Hearing disability Candidates may have the use of a live speaker for pre-recorded exam components, or a sign language interpreter. Candidates will be accommodated in a room on their own.
Long term illness or disability Candidates with long term illnesses or a disability that makes travelling to the Centre difficult may be allowed to sit their exams at home with permission form the individual Exam Boards.
Learning disabilities Candidates within the Centre are assessed and permitted the use of a Scribe, Reader and/or Extra Time as recommended by the Centre’s SENCo.