How much extra time is allowed for students with VI in exams?

It depends on the individual student’s needs and might be different for each subject.

Vision impairment often causes reduced speed in reading, processing information and writing, especially when working in braille. Because of this students with vision impairments are often allowed extra time in class to develop their learning and skills fully. Similarly extra time can be requested in exams to allow them a fair opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills. However, it should also be remembered that extra time in exams can cause the student to become so fatigued or generally exhausted that they are unable to use the extra time constructively. You can stop the risk of this by applying supervised rest breaks and/or extra time, but you should use discretion when deciding how much of each to allow the student to use, and perhaps allow them less than the amount for which permission has been granted.

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