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Research Report — JVIB Extract

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Extract: Reading is essential in the context of education. For individuals who do not have easy access to print materials because they are visually impaired (that is, they are blind or have low vision), this process of acquiring knowledge through reading requires additional effort and accommodations. One key adjustment that is made for students for whom braille is the preferred communication method (hereafter referred to as “braille readers”) for completing their examinations is the allocation of additional time. Depending on the country, educational system, or institution, the amount of extra time that is allotted may vary; however, in Québec, Canada, the Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sport (MELS) has regulated the additional time allocated for braille readers by limiting the “extension of the duration of the test to a maximum additional time equivalent of one third the time normally allotted” (Gouvernement du Québec, 2007, chap. 5, p. 55).

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