Lunch and Learn: Not Just Braille-Visual Disabilities in Academic Testing

Visual Disabilities Image. CC-licensed by WikiMedia Commons user Benoît Prieur https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gare_de_Lyon-Saint_Exup%C3%A9ry_2015_(3).JPG

Visual Disabilities Image. CC-licensed by WikiMedia Commons user Benoît Prieur https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gare_de_Lyon-Saint_Exup%C3%A9ry_2015_(3).JPG

The dean of MCO, Dr. David Damari, will be hosting a Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, October 25th entitled “Not Just Braille: Visual Disabilities in Academic Testing” in celebration of Disabilities Awareness Month. During his presentation, Dr. Damari will discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act and how it relates to a wide range of visual disabilities and how it effects students taking standardized tests like the GRE and GMAT. Below is a short description of what his presentation will cover.

“Since the Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted in 1990, testing organizations have been struggling to come to a rational way to accommodate test-takers who have disabilities. Those with visual disabilities pose some very unique challenges to test designers, since there are many types of visual disabilities besides blindness. Dr. Damari has consulted for some of the largest and most powerful testing organizations since 1995. He will discuss the surprising conditions that are considered disabling under the ADA, how to find out if you might have one of these visual conditions (you might be surprised!) and the proper way to request and obtain accommodations on a national standardized test like the GRE or GMAT.”

To learn more, please join us for the Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, October 25th from 11:00am till 11:50am in Pickell’s Conference Room. As usual, pizza from Jets pizza will be provided for those sign-up ahead of time. Please make sure to sign up before noon on Monday, October 24th by emailing honors@ferris.edu.

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