Carol Allman, Ph.D., Lead Consultant and Instructor, APH
Bob Brasher, Carol Allman
, and Accessible Tests
and Barbara Henderson facilitated this session.
Accessible Tests staff, Carol Allman
and Barbara Henderson, contributed featured articles to this edition of Lighthouse International's EnVision
, an online publication for parents and educators of children with impaired vision.
presented Accommodations to Help Maximize Test Performance of Students with Visual Impairments at the National Family Conference.
The audience included parents, students, educators, and psychologists.
was in Louisville for this conference, members of Accessible Tests
took the opportunity to discuss some department plans for FY 2006.
Immediately following Annual Meeting
, Carol Allman
provided an "On the Road" workshop at the New York AER
and an in-service to the New York Department of Education
and state assessment staff on testing students who are blind or visually impaired.
Carol Allman and Debbie Willis joined primary instructor Amanda Hall-Lueck as Leadership Discussants during this "Assessment" course.
and Barbara Henderson participated in the First Annual Invitational Summit on Universal Design
in Assessment which was sponsored by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) at the University of Minnesota; eight partners and an additional eight test publishers participated.
In addition, the staff and lead presenter/facilitator Dr. Carol Allman conducted a half-day workshop on making test items accessible when presented in various media.
formed a Test Committee to develop rules/guidelines for transcribing high stakes tests; members include APH Accessible Media Editor and certified braille transcriptionist Dena Garrett and Dr. Carol Allman
In preparation for the August 2008 workshop, Dr. Carol Allman
, and members of APH's Accessible Tests and Research staff
reviewed, edited and updated the second edition of TEST ACCESS: Making Tests Accessible for Students Who AreBlind or Visually Impaired
, and produced the third edition of this document.
The new edition will be made available on the Accessible Tests Department web page either late in FY2008 or early in FY2009.