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Access Beyond the Assessment: Accessibility for all Aspects of Digital Testing

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It’s taken longer than many of us hoped, but online assessment platforms are finally taking accessibility seriously, and many platforms are openly boasting about their accessibility compliance and features. It’s tempting to celebrate and pat ourselves on the back. Admittedly, I have indulged in a bit of jubilation myself. However, assessment programs need to dig […]

Why A Credentialing System is Key to a Top Tier Brand Identity

Brand reputation can take an organization to new heights, or just as effectively take it down. Preserving brand integrity is a concern for any organization, but for those who are accredited and dealing with professional credentialing and certification, there are a number of risk factors to consider. Take healthcare institutions, for instance. In healthcare provider credentialing, […]

3 Ways Effective Testing Solutions Boost Corporate Learning Outcomes

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Corporate training has been gaining momentum for a number of years in the eLearning realm; in fact, corporations have increased eLearning usage by 900% in the past 16 years. A corporate eLearning program has clear benefits for organizations, including improved training experiences, quicker on boarding, enhanced customer service and increased profitability. However, a crucial feature, […]

Transcripts for All: The Value of Transcripts in Digital Assessment

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As citizens of the world today, we all encounter web-based content in all its various forms, which includes text, audio, video, interactive widgets – even virtual reality. We’ve become accustomed to these forms as part of how information is distributed and consumed. Online assessments programs are increasingly including media in their tests. There are alternatives […]

Accessibility Test Exceptions in Online Assessment

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The assessment industry is trying in earnest to deliver accessible tests that comply with laws like the  The United States’ (Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Update of 2017) and Europe’s (EN 301 549), both of which require compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, including Level A and AA success criteria. The industry […]

Beyond the IEP: Leveraging the AccessForAll Standard to Provide Accommodations in Online Testing

In the past, students had Individual Education Plans (IEPs) or similar conventions that described a particular diagnosis, which permitted certain accommodations for assessments. Even if the IEP listed specific learning and testing environment accommodations, they may have only been “human readable” instructions.  For online assessment this can be problematic, as the delivery system can’t understand […]

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