Question by Stacy S: Why would a sign language interpreter be needed for a written exam?
I manage a certification program and we have received an ADA request that a sign language interpreter be provided. We will provide the assistance as requested if the candidate provides the required documentation. But I wonder – why would someone need a sign language interpreter for a computer based multiple choice exam? They specifically requested it for the exam – not the check in time or other times when they will be interacting with the testing center staff.
Answer by Lily H
It’s so you can communicate with the moderator.
When you take an exam, the moderator is legally required to explain what will happen and how long you have. Your interpreter stands to the side and interprets this and then sits at the back of the room in case you need them.
Hope this helps.
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