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AACC's Testing and Assessment Services has an unwavering commitment to providing a welcoming, inclusive and accessible testing environment.

Exam accommodations are available for approved students with permanent, nonapparent or temporary disabilities. Students taking exams in our centers are also able to benefit from the integration of assistive computer technologies and specialized proctoring. 

Services Offered

All students requiring accommodations need to apply each semester through Disability Support Services (DSS). DSS can provide detailed information on how to receive services and additional support provided at Anne Arundel Community College.  You must contact DSS before any accommodations can be provided.

All AACC testing proctors have been trained to work with students needing accommodations while taking their exams.  Proctors are able to offer accommodations for extra time, minimal distraction rooms, reading and scribing to those eligible.

Students needing accommodations other than extra time must contact the testing office 48 hours in advance to schedule an appointment.

Students that are taking a certification exam through a specific vendor like Certiport, Pearson Vue, GED, or Castle Worldwide are required to contact the vendor.  Each vendor has their own accommodation approval process.

Assistive Computer Technology

Assistive computer technology includes speech to text, large screens, special software and text to speech. If you would like to use assistive hardware and or software in the testing office but need training, please contact testing at 410-777-2375.

Software and Hardware Available at all AACC Testing Centers

  • Kurzweil 3000.
  • Internet Browser with the ability to add assistive technology.
  • Assistive technology compatible with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Computer assisted Speech to Text.
  • Computer assisted Text to Speech.
  • Jaws for Windows.
  • Screen Enlargement (ZoomText).
  • 21.5 Inch IPS LCD Computer Screen.
  • 27 inch IPS Screen LCD Computer Screen.
  • iPad Speech and Dictation.
  • iPad Guided Access.

Accessibility Software Descriptions

Computer-assisted speech and voice

A variety of assistive technologies are available that include built-in screen reader, screen and cursor magnification, and dictation. Students that require assistive technology mobility software will also be able to take advantage of our software that is available.

Apple iPad

Many of the features that are available on our desktop operating systems are also conveniently available with an iPad.

Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil 3000 can read aloud web-based, digital or scanned print material, convert web-based, digital or scanned print materials into mp3 to provide audible files to listen to on the go or through its firefly web app can be read on an iPad.

JAWS for Windows

This software allows the desktop to read all items on the screen.